from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of intercepting or the state of being intercepted.
  • noun Something, such as a missile, an aircraft, or a radio transmission, that is intercepted.
  • noun Sports A pass that is intercepted, especially a forward pass in football.
  • noun The process in which water falling as precipitation is slowed or prevented from reaching the ground by vegetation, as when snow accumulates in the forest canopy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of intercepting; a stopping or cutting off; obstruction; hindrance.
  • noun Intrusion; intervention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of intercepting

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of intercepting something, the state of being intercepted, or a thing that is intercepted.
  • noun American football A passing play where the ball is received by the opposing team.
  • noun rugby a pass that is intercepted by an opposing player.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
  • noun the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving


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