Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To cut across or through.
  • intransitive verb To form an intersection with; cross.
  • intransitive verb To cut across or overlap each other.
  • intransitive verb To form an intersection; cross.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geometry, a point of intersection.
  • To cut or divide into parts; lie or pass across: as, the ecliptic intersects the equator.
  • To cut apart; separate by intervening.
  • To cut into one another; meet and cross each other; have, as two geometrical loci, one or more points in common: as, intersecting lines.

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

  • intransitive verb To cut into one another; to meet and cross each other.
  • transitive verb To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts.

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

  • verb to cross; to cut
  • verb mathematics of two sets, to have at least one element in common

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

  • verb meet at a point

Etymologies

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

[Latin intersecāre, intersect- : inter-, inter- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin intersecare ("to cut between, cut off"), from inter ("between") + secare ("to cut").

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