(In`ter*sect") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intersected; p. pr. & vb. n. Intersecting.] [L. intersectus,
p. p. of intersecare to intersect; inter + secare to cut. See Section.] To cut into or between; to cut or
cross mutually; to divide into parts; as, any two diameters of a circle intersect each other at the center.
Lands intersected by a narrow frithCowper.
Abhor each other.
(In`ter*sect") v. i. To cut into one another; to meet and cross each other; as, the point where
two lines intersect.
(In`ter*sec"tion) n. [L. intersectio: cf. F. intersection.]
1. The act, state, or place of intersecting.
2. (Geom.) The point or line in which one line or surface cuts another.
(In`ter*sec"tion*al) a. Pertaining to, or formed by, intersections.
(In`ter*sem"i*nate) v. t. [L. interseminatus, p. p. of interseminare. See Inter- , and
Seminate.] To sow between or among. [R.]
(In`ter*sep"tal) a. (Biol.) Between septa; as, the interseptal spaces or zones, between the
transparent, or septal, zones in striated muscle; the interseptal chambers of a shell, or of a seed vessel.
(In`ter*sert") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Interserting.] [L. intersertus, p.
p. of interserere to intersert; inter between + serere to join, weave.] To put in between other things; to
insert. [Obs.] Brerewood.
(In`ter*sert"tion) n. The act of interserting, or that which is interserted. [Obs.] Hammond.
(In`ter*ses"a*moid) a. (Anat.) Between sesamoid bones; as, intersesamoid ligaments.
(In`ter*set") v. t. To set between or among. [R.]
(In`ter*shock) v. t. To shock mutually. [R.]
(In`ter*si*de"re*al) a. Between or among constellations or stars; interstellar.
(In`ter*so"cial) a. Pertaining to the mutual intercourse or relations of persons in society; social.
(In`ter*som"ni*ous) a. [Pref. inter- + L. somnus sleep.] Between the times of sleeping; in
an interval of wakefulness. [R.]
(In"ter*space`) n. [L. interspatium. See Inter-, and Space.] Intervening space. Bp. Hacket.
(In"ter*speech`) n. A speech interposed between others. [R.] Blount.
(In`ter*sperse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interspersed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Interspersing.] [L. interspersus
interspersed; inter between, among + spargere to scatter. See Sparse.]
1. To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures
in a book.
There, interspersed in lawns and op'ning glades,Pope.
Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades.