Definition of intersect
: to pierce or divide by passing through or across : cross a comet intersecting earth's orbit one line intersects another
1 : to meet and cross at a point lines intersecting at right angles
2 : to share a common area : overlap where morality and self-interest intersect
Examples of intersect in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of intersect from the Web
This entire region is — or once was — salmon country, in which humans and their cultures, for thousands of years, intersected with an iconic animal that held a key place in an interwoven system of life.
Toscanini's life intersected with the lives of a range of fascinating figures, including Puccini, Verdi, Mahler, Horowitz, the relatives of Richard Wagner, and diabolical characters like Mussolini and Hitler.
And unlike emojis — a static and limited set of images — GIFs can intersect with moments of pop culture that convey a far broader range of sentiments (and inside jokes).
The 100-mile stretch of islands are, at times, nothing more than ribbon-like sandbars intersected by various waterways.
The U.S. and the coalition have a base in At Tanf, Syria, close to where the Iraqi, Jordanian and Syrian borders intersect, 80 miles south of Palmyra.
Just about every resistance movement is embodied in a character, and the lives and struggles of these characters intersect.
An east-and-west through road, Montgomery intersects with the northern terminus of Normantown, forming a T-shape.
The president intersects continually with the rest of the executive branch, on routine and other business.
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INTERSECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intersect for English Language Learners
: to divide (something) by passing through or across it
: to meet and cross at one or more points
: to share some common area
INTERSECT Defined for Kids
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