(||In`ter*cen"trum) n.; pl. Intercentra (Anat.) The median of the three elements composing
the centra of the vertebræ in some fossil batrachians.
(In`ter*cept") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intercepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Intercepting.] [L. interceptus,
p. p. of intercipere to intercept; inter between + capere to take, seize: cf. F. intercepter. See Capable.]
1. To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as,
to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris.
God will shortly intercept your breath.Joye.
2. To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a
Who intercepts me in my expedition?Shak.
We must meet first, and intercept his course.Dryden.
3. To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.
While storms vindictive intercept the shore.Pope.
4. (Math.) To include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points A and
Syn. To cut off; stop; catch; seize; obstruct.
(In"ter*cept`) n. (Math.) A part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between
two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves.
(In`ter*cept"er) n. One who, or that which, intercepts. Shak.
(In`ter*cep"tion) n. [L. interceptio a taking away: cf. F. interception.] The act of intercepting; as,
interception of a letter; interception of the enemy.
(In`ter*cept"ive) a. Intercepting or tending to intercept.
(In`ter*ces"sion) n. [L. intercessio an intervention, a becoming surety: cf. F. intercession.
See Intercede.] The act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties at variance, with a view
to reconcilation; prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of, or (less often) against, another or others.
But the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which can not be uttered.Rom. viii. 26.