Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To distribute among other things at intervals.
  • transitive verb To supply or diversify with things distributed at intervals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To scatter between; place here and there among other things: as, to intersperse shrubs among trees.
  • To diversify by scattering or disposing various objects here and there.

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

  • transitive verb To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals.
  • transitive verb To diversify or adorn with things set or scattered at intervals; to place something at intervals in or among.

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

  • verb To mix two things irregularly, placing things of one kind among things of other:

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

  • verb place at intervals in or among
  • verb introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions

Etymologies

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

[From Latin interspergere, interspers- : inter-, inter- + spargere, to scatter.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin interspersus.

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