American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To stop, deflect, or interrupt the progress or intended course of: intercepted me with a message as I was leaving.
- v. Sports To gain possession of (an opponent's pass), as in football or basketball.
- v. Sports To gain possession of a pass made by (an opponent), especially in football.
- v. Mathematics To include or bound (a part of a space or curve) between two points or lines.
- v. Archaic To prevent.
- v. Obsolete To cut off from access or communication.
- n. Mathematics The coordinate of a point at which a line, curve, or surface intersects a coordinate axis.
- n. The interception of a missile by another missile or an aircraft by another aircraft.
- n. Interception of a radio transmission.
- n. An interceptor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take or seize by the way; interrupt the passage or the course of; bring to a halt or a stop: as, to intercept a letter or a messenger; to intercept rays of light.
- To interrupt connection with or relation to; cut or shut off by interposition or interference; obstruct: as, to intercept one's view or outlook.
- To interrupt; break off; put an end to.
- In mathematics, to hold, include, or comprehend.
- n. That which is intercepted; specifically, in geometry, the part of a line lying between the two points at which it is intersected by two other lines, by a curve, by two planes, or by a surface.
- n. An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.
- n. An interception of a missile.
- n. algebraic geometry The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis.
- v. transitive To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion).
- v. transitive, sports To gain possession of (the ball) in a ball game.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage
- v. To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose.
- v. To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.
- v. (Math.) To include between.
- v. To overhear or view (a communication or message intended for another), without hindering its passage.
- v. (Sports) To catch and take possession of (a ball passed between members of an opposing team).
- 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.
- v. tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
- v. seize on its way
- n. the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis
- Middle English intercepten, from Latin intercipere, intercept- : inter-, inter- + capere, to seize. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, FISA only covers communications intercepts where the target of the intercept is in the US.”
“If the target of the intercept is not in the US, then the intercept is not covered by FISA as it was amended.”
“I also hope that the intercept is considerably higher than you drew it.”
“The phone call intercept was of a digital phone call?.”
“The intercept from the barbarians reads as follows: “Dear Brothers (we don’t recognize “sisters except for breeding and incubating purposes), Soon, very soon, we will unleash our brand of Islam on the Shiites and the Kurds – bide your time, we will act as soon as the cowards from America retreat.”
“The judge does not understand that and therefore misinterprets the claim that the intercept was allowed by FISA as an unsubstantiated claim that a warrant was obtained.”
“This meant that the NSA could not legally acquire a conversation between an untargeted US person and a targeted Saudi if the location of the intercept was the East Coast international switching station in New Jersey, but could intercept it if the conversation was acquired in the fiber optic cable 12 miles off the NJ coast.”
“A little more flexibility and removing call intercept on his phone to make time for love might help with his search.”
“So if a woman called Bill outside of those two limited time slots, they'd not only get his voicemail, but he also had "call intercept" on his line requesting that you announce yourself before he'd pick up the call.”
“This meant that the NSA could not legally acquire a conversation between an untargeted US person and a targeted Saudi if the location of the intercept was the East Coast international switching station in New Jersey , but could intercept it if the conversation was acquired in the fiber optic cable 12 miles off the NJ coast.”
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