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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·cept v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intercepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Intercepting.]
 1. To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris.
    God will shortly intercept your breath.   --Joye.
 2. To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river.
    Who intercepts me in my expedition?   --Shak.
    We must meet first, and intercept his course.   --Dryden.
 3. To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.
    While storms vindictive intercept the shore.   --Pope.
 4. Math. To include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points A and B.
 Syn: -- To cut off; stop; catch; seize; obstruct.