Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To say or mention suddenly, often in interrupting the remarks of another.
  • transitive verb To insert between other elements; interpose: synonym: introduce.
  • transitive verb To assert (oneself) in a situation in which one has not previously been involved.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To throw in between other things; insert; interpolate.
  • To come between; interpose.

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

  • transitive verb To throw in between; to insert; to interpose.
  • intransitive verb To throw one's self between or among; to come between; to interpose.

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

  • verb transitive To insert something between other things
  • verb intransitive To interpose oneself; to intervene.

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

  • verb to insert between other elements

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin intericere, interiect- : inter-, inter- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin interiectus, perfect passive participle of intericiō ("place between").

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