in·ter·sect verb \ˌin-tər-ˈsekt\
: to divide (something) by passing through or across it
: to meet and cross at one or more points
: to share some common area
: to pierce or divide by passing through or across : cross <a comet intersecting earth's orbit> <one line intersects another>
: to meet and cross at a point <lines intersecting at right angles>
: to share a common area : overlap <where morality and self-interest intersect>
Examples of INTERSECT
- A dry stream bed intersects the trail in several places.
- Line A intersects with line B.
- The two roads intersect at the edge of town.
Origin of INTERSECT
past participle of intersecare,
to cut — more at saw
First Known Use: 1615
Rhymes with INTERSECT
, birth defect
, edge effect
, in effect
, lake effect
, side effect
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