In·ter·vene v. i. [imp. & p. p. Intervened p. pr. & vb. n. Intervening.]
1. To come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
2. To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.
3. To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.
4. In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.
adj 1: occurring or falling between events or points in time; "so
much had happened during the intervening years"
2: standing between or separating two objects or areas;
"Paris--where the same city lies on both sides of an
intervening river"; "after reaching the top of the hill he
looked across an intervening meadow to another line of