- intercept [in΄tər sept′; ] for n. [ in′tər sept΄]vt.[< L interceptus, pp. of intercipere, to take between, interrupt < inter-, between + capere, to take: see HAVE]1. to seize or stop on the way, before arrival at the intended place; stop or interrupt the course of; cut off [to intercept a forward pass]2. Now Rarea) to stop, hinder, or preventb) to cut off communication with, sight of, etc.3. Math. to cut off, mark off, or bound between two points, lines, or planesn.1.a) the act of interceptingb) the fact or condition of being intercepted2. a message intercepted during electronic or radio transmission3. Math. the part of a line, plane, etc. intercepted4. Mil. the act of intercepting an enemy force, esp. enemy aircraftinterceptiveadj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.