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## in·ter·sect

(ĭn′tər-sĕkt′)
v. in·ter·sect·ed, in·ter·sect·ing, in·ter·sects
v.tr.
1. To cut across or through: The path intersects the park.
2. To form an intersection with; cross: The road intersects the highway a mile from here.
v.intr.
1. To cut across or overlap each other: circles intersecting on a graph.
2. To form an intersection; cross: These two fences intersect at the creek.

[Latin intersecāre, intersect- : inter-, inter- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

## intersect

(ˌɪntəˈsɛkt)
vb
1. to divide, cut, or mark off by passing through or across
2. (esp of roads) to cross (each other)
3. (Mathematics) maths (often foll by with) to have one or more points in common (with another configuration)
[C17: from Latin intersecāre to divide, from inter- + secāre to cut]

## in•ter•sect

(ˌɪn tərˈsɛkt)
v.t.
1. to cut or divide by passing through or across: The highway intersects the town.
v.i.
2. to cross, as lines or wires.
3. Geom. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines.
[1605–15; < Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecāre to cut through, sever =inter- inter- + secāre to cut]

## intersect

Past participle: intersected
Gerund: intersecting

Imperative
intersect
intersect
Present
I intersect
you intersect
he/she/it intersects
we intersect
you intersect
they intersect
Preterite
I intersected
you intersected
he/she/it intersected
we intersected
you intersected
they intersected
Present Continuous
I am intersecting
you are intersecting
he/she/it is intersecting
we are intersecting
you are intersecting
they are intersecting
Present Perfect
I have intersected
you have intersected
he/she/it has intersected
we have intersected
you have intersected
they have intersected
Past Continuous
I was intersecting
you were intersecting
he/she/it was intersecting
we were intersecting
you were intersecting
they were intersecting
Past Perfect
Future
I will intersect
you will intersect
he/she/it will intersect
we will intersect
you will intersect
they will intersect
Future Perfect
I will have intersected
you will have intersected
he/she/it will have intersected
we will have intersected
you will have intersected
they will have intersected
Future Continuous
I will be intersecting
you will be intersecting
he/she/it will be intersecting
we will be intersecting
you will be intersecting
they will be intersecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intersecting
you have been intersecting
he/she/it has been intersecting
we have been intersecting
you have been intersecting
they have been intersecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intersecting
you will have been intersecting
he/she/it will have been intersecting
we will have been intersecting
you will have been intersecting
they will have been intersecting
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would intersect
you would intersect
he/she/it would intersect
we would intersect
you would intersect
they would intersect
Past Conditional
I would have intersected
you would have intersected
he/she/it would have intersected
we would have intersected
you would have intersected
they would have intersected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 intersect - meet at a pointcrosscross - meet and pass; "the trains crossed"encounter, meet, run across, come across, run into, see - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

## intersect

verb The centre of the city is intersected by the main waterways.

## intersect

verb
To pass through or over:
Translations
يَتَقاطَع
křižovat sepřetínat se
krydse hinanden
leikata
skera
kirtimasissusikirtimo vieta
krustotkrustotiesšķērsot
križovať sapretínať sa
kesişmekkesmek

## intersect

[ˌɪntəˈsekt]
A. VT (Math) → cortar
B. VI (Math) → ; [roads] → cruzarse

## intersect

[ˌɪntərˈsɛkt]
vt (= cross) →
The satellite is on a course which should intersect that of the asteroid → Le satellite est sur une trajectoire qui devrait croiser celle de l'astéroïde.
to be intersected by [+ road, river] → être à l'intersection de
(MATHEMATICS)intersecter
vi [lines, roads] → se croiser
(MATHEMATICS)s'intersecter

## intersect

vtdurchschneiden; (Geometry) → schneiden
visich kreuzen; (Geometry, in set theory) → sich schneiden; intersecting setsSchnittmengen pl

## intersect

[ˌɪntəˈsɛkt]
1. vt (Math) → intersecare
2. vi (Math) → intersecarsi; (roads) →

## intersect

(intəˈsekt) verb
to divide (eg lines or roads) by cutting or crossing. The line AB intersects the line CD at X; Where do the two roads intersect?
ˌinterˈsection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of intersecting.
2. a place where lines, roads etc intersect. The crash occurred at the intersection (between the two roads).
References in classic literature ?
The route was now painful; lying over ground ragged with rocks, and intersected with ravines, and their progress proportionately slow.
The flat intermediate country was intersected by a labyrinth of tidal streams, winding up from the invisible sea in strange fantastic curves -- rivers at high water, and channels of mud at low.
At such a time I found out for certain, that this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard; and that Philip Pirrip, late of this parish, and also Georgiana wife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias, and Roger, infant children of the aforesaid, were also dead and buried; and that the dark flat wilderness beyond the churchyard, intersected with dykes and mounds and gates, with scattered cattle feeding on it, was the marshes; and that the low leaden line beyond, was the river; and that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing, was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry, was Pip.
The relative situation of these States; the number of rivers with which they are intersected, and of bays that wash there shores; the facility of communication in every direction; the affinity of language and manners; the familiar habits of intercourse; -- all these are circumstances that would conspire to render an illicit trade between them a matter of little difficulty, and would insure frequent evasions of the commercial regulations of each other.
The communication between the Western and Atlantic districts, and between different parts of each, will be rendered more and more easy by those numerous canals with which the beneficence of nature has intersected our country, and which art finds it so little difficult to connect and complete.
The country was beautiful, intersected by valleys as green as the emerald.
At the time the travellers passed over these prairies, some of the narrow, deep streams by which they were intersected were completely choked with salmon, which they took in great numbers.
That rich undulating district of Loamshire to which Hayslope belonged lies close to a grim outskirt of Stonyshire, overlooked by its barren hills as a pretty blooming sister may sometimes be seen linked in the arm of a rugged, tall, swarthy brother; and in two or three hours' ride the traveller might exchange a bleak treeless region, intersected by lines of cold grey stone, for one where his road wound under the shelter of woods, or up swelling hills, muffled with hedgerows and long meadow-grass and thick corn; and where at every turn he came upon some fine old country-seat nestled in the valley or crowning the slope, some homestead with its long length of barn and its cluster of golden ricks, some grey steeple looking out from a pretty confusion of trees and thatch and dark-red tiles.
We wandered along, casting eager glances into every bush we passed, until just as we had succeeded in mounting one of the many ridges that intersected the ground, I saw in the grass before me something like an indistinctly traced footpath, which appeared to lead along the top of the ridge, and to descend--with it into a deep ravine about half a mile in advance of us.
Once or twice she thought there was a stature or a gait that she recollected; but thc person who owned it instantly disappeared behind one of those enormous piles of wood that lay before most of the doors, It was only as they turned from the main street into another that intersected it at right angles, and which led directly to the place of meeting, that she recognized a face and building that she knew.
Upon the large square in front of the hotel, the shadows of the tents, intersected by the golden moonbeams, formed as it were a huge mosaic of jet and yellow flagstones.
These were intersected by deep valleys, formed by two branches of Big River, coming from the south of west, both of which they crossed.

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