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The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.
Edward Snowden

Meaning of "intercept" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INTERCEPT

From Latin intercipere to seize before arrival, from inter- + capere to take.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INTERCEPT

intercept  [ˌɪntəˈsɛpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INTERCEPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Intercept is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb intercept in English.

WHAT DOES INTERCEPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Intercept

Intercept may refer to: ▪ X-intercept, the point where a line crosses the x-axis ▪ Y-intercept, the point where a line crosses the y-axis ▪ Interception, a play in various forms of football ▪ The Mona Intercept, a 1980 thriller novel by Donald Hamilton ▪ Operation Intercept, an anti-drug measure announced by President Nixon ▪ Telephone tapping, the monitoring of telephone and Internet conversations by a third party ▪ Tax refund intercept ▪ Samsung Intercept, an Android smartphone ▪ Visual Intercept, a Microsoft Windows based software defect tracking system ▪ Intermodulation Intercept Point, a measure of an electrical device's linearity ▪ Intercept message, a telephone recording informing the caller that the call cannot be completed ▪ The Intercept, an online news publication edited by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill...

Definition of intercept in the English dictionary

The first definition of intercept in the dictionary is to stop, deflect, or seize on the way from one place to another; prevent from arriving or proceeding. Other definition of intercept is to seize or cut off on its way from one opponent to another. Intercept is also to cut off, mark off, or bound.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO INTERCEPT

PRESENT

Present
I intercept
you intercept
he/she/it intercepts
we intercept
you intercept
they intercept
Present continuous
I am intercepting
you are intercepting
he/she/it is intercepting
we are intercepting
you are intercepting
they are intercepting
Present perfect
I have intercepted
you have intercepted
he/she/it has intercepted
we have intercepted
you have intercepted
they have intercepted
Present perfect continuous
I have been intercepting
you have been intercepting
he/she/it has been intercepting
we have been intercepting
you have been intercepting
they have been intercepting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I intercepted
you intercepted
he/she/it intercepted
we intercepted
you intercepted
they intercepted
Past continuous
I was intercepting
you were intercepting
he/she/it was intercepting
we were intercepting
you were intercepting
they were intercepting
Past perfect
I had intercepted
you had intercepted
he/she/it had intercepted
we had intercepted
you had intercepted
they had intercepted
Past perfect continuous
I had been intercepting
you had been intercepting
he/she/it had been intercepting
we had been intercepting
you had been intercepting
they had been intercepting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will intercept
you will intercept
he/she/it will intercept
we will intercept
you will intercept
they will intercept
Future continuous
I will be intercepting
you will be intercepting
he/she/it will be intercepting
we will be intercepting
you will be intercepting
they will be intercepting
Future perfect
I will have intercepted
you will have intercepted
he/she/it will have intercepted
we will have intercepted
you will have intercepted
they will have intercepted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been intercepting
you will have been intercepting
he/she/it will have been intercepting
we will have been intercepting
you will have been intercepting
they will have been intercepting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would intercept
you would intercept
he/she/it would intercept
we would intercept
you would intercept
they would intercept
Conditional continuous
I would be intercepting
you would be intercepting
he/she/it would be intercepting
we would be intercepting
you would be intercepting
they would be intercepting
Conditional perfect
I would have intercept
you would have intercept
he/she/it would have intercept
we would have intercept
you would have intercept
they would have intercept
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been intercepting
you would have been intercepting
he/she/it would have been intercepting
we would have been intercepting
you would have been intercepting
they would have been intercepting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you intercept
we let´s intercept
you intercept
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to intercept
Past participle
intercepted
Present Participle
intercepting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INTERCEPT


accept
əkˈsɛpt
concept
ˈkɒnsɛpt
discept
dɪˈsɛpt
except
ɪkˈsɛpt
incept
ɪnˈsɛpt
intussuscept
ˌɪntəssəˈsɛpt
percept
ˈpɜːsɛpt
precept
ˈpriːsɛpt
reaccept
ˌriːəkˈsɛpt
recept
ˈriːsɛpt
sept
sɛpt
transept
ˈtrænsɛpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INTERCEPT

intercalation
intercalative
intercampus
intercaste
intercede
intercedent
interceder
intercell
intercellular
intercensal
intercepter
interception
interceptive
interceptor
intercession
intercessional
intercessor
intercessorial
intercessory
interchain

WORDS THAT END LIKE INTERCEPT

adept
crept
dept
high concept
high-concept
inept
open-concept
outswept
overslept
proof of concept
rept
self-concept
slept
swept
unkept
unswept
upswept
well-kept
wept
windswept

Synonyms and antonyms of intercept in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INTERCEPT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «intercept» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of intercept

Translation of «intercept» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INTERCEPT

Find out the translation of intercept to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of intercept from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «intercept» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拦截
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

interceptar
570 millions of speakers

English

intercept
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अवरोधन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اعتراض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перехват
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

interceptar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পথিমধ্যে রোধ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intercepter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memintas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

abfangen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>途中で止める
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

방해하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyegat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đánh chặn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடைமறிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इंटरसेप्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yolunu kesmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fermare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przechwytujący
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перехоплення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

intercepta
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

τομής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onderskep
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

intercept
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skjærings
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of intercept

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INTERCEPT»

The term «intercept» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.643 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INTERCEPT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about intercept

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6 QUOTES WITH «INTERCEPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word intercept.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
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Oliver North
The terrorists that we are up against today do not rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails. They rely on couriers. You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody.
3
John Charles Polanyi
Individual scientists like myself - and many more conspicuous - pointed to the dangers of radioactive fallout over Canada if we were to launch nuclear weapons to intercept incoming bombers.
4
Joel C. Rosenberg
Prophecy is an intercept from the mind of an all-knowing and all-seeing and all-powerful God.
5
Edward Snowden
The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.
6
Gerry Spence
Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INTERCEPT»

Discover the use of intercept in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to intercept and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Intercept
Dick Wolf makes his literary debut with this tense, driving thriller, reminiscent of the classic The Day of the Jackal, an extraordinary tale filled with the ingenious twists and high-wire suspense we have come to expect from this master ...
Dick Wolf, 2012
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Detecting and Classifying Low Probability of Intercept Radar
This revised and expanded second edition brings you to the cutting edge with new chapters on LPI radar design, including over-the-horizon radar, random noise radar, and netted LPI radar.
Phillip E. Pace, 2009
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Intercept
After a liberal judge releases four al-Qaeda terrorists, they slip away from CIA surveillance and disappear into the mountains of Pakistan, and soon the CIA learns that an attack on the U.S. mainland is imminent, an attack that can only be ...
Patrick Robinson, 2010
4
Crucial Intercept
A series of high-profile shootings in Virginia exposes a deadly scavenger hunt with numerous factions competing for the prize.
Don Pendleton, 2014
5
Airborne Intercept: Boost- and Ascent-phase Options and Issues
The authors describe the factors bearing on airborne interceptor development and examine three nominal paths to achieving it.
David R. Vaughan, Jeffrey Alan Isaacson, Joel S. Kvitky, 1996
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Privy Council Review of intercept as evidence: report to the ...
The creation of this Privy Council Review was announced on 25 July 2007 "to advise on whether a regime to allow the use of intercepted material in court can be devised that facilitates bringing cases to trial while meeting the overriding ...
John Sir Chilcot, Privy Council Review, Great BritainHome Office, 2008
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On-board and Intercept Transit Survey Techniques
This synthesis documents and summarizes transit agencies experiences with planning and implementing on-board and intercept surveys.
Bruce Schaller, 2005
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Intermediate Statistics For Dummies
The number 3.69 represents the coefficient of “Constant,” which is a fancy way of saying that's the y-intercept (because the y-intercept is just a constant, it never changes). The y-intercept is the point where the line crosses the y-axis, in other ...
Deborah J. Rumsey, 2007
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Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists
our regression line through the origin (Y equals zero, X equals zero) by fitting a linear model without an intercept term: yrPSi+ei (5.14) There are several difficulties when trying to interpret the results of fitting such a no-intercept model. First, our ...
Gerald Peter Quinn, Michael J. Keough, 2002
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Nightfighter: Radar Intercept Killer
He had the unique opportunity of being a "fly on the wall," when the soldiers mentioned in this book would get together and recount their shared experiences in the privacy of his father's home.
Mark A. Magruder, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INTERCEPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term intercept is used in the context of the following news items.
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Critical Alerts For Netflix, Baidu, Schlumberger, Aceto and Intercept
Critical Alerts For Netflix, Baidu, Schlumberger, Aceto and Intercept Pharmaceuticals Released By InvestorsObserver ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
2
Weekly Research Analysts' Ratings Updates for Intercept
7/3/2015 – Intercept Pharmaceuticals had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer. They now have a $375.00 price target ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Analyst Price Target Update on Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc …
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT) stock has received a short term price target of $ 386.67 from 9 Analyst. The share price can be ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
4
Barrett Brown's First Column for Glenn Greenwald's Intercept
As I mentioned earlier, Barrett has left little FrontBurner for the larger playing field of The Intercept, a Glenn Greenwald joint. Today brings us his ... «D Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Cash and marijuana seized in Narre Warren car intercept
Two Melbourne men are facing illicit drug trafficking charges after a routine car intercept uncovered a large stash of marijuana and more than ... «The Age, Jul 15»
6
How Hacking Team Created Spyware that Allowed the FBI To …
It has also received money from the Omidyar Foundation, co-founded by Pierre Omidyar, who funds The Intercept's parent company First Look ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jul 15»
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Cash, drugs found in Vic routine intercept
Two men have been charged after police found more than $10,000 in cash and a large amount of cannabis during a routine intercept in ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»
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Fiji, Australia intercept 3 mln USD illicit drug | Shanghai Daily
Fiji, Australia intercept 3 mln USD illicit drug. Jul 17,2015. SUVA, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Fijian and Australian authorities have jointly intercepted a consignment of ... «Shanghai Daily, Jul 15»
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Greece Scrambles Jets to Intercept Turkish Warplanes in Airspace …
Six Turkish aircraft, two of them armed, violated the Greek airspace 20 times, defense officials said. US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle. «Sputnik International, Jul 15»
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The Intercept's New Look - First Look Media
The Intercept was founded in February 2014 to provide a platform for reporting on the documents brought to light by NSA whistleblower Edward ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Intercept [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/intercept>. Apr 2020 ».
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