Meaning of INTERCEPT in English
v. & n.
v.tr. 1 seize, catch, or stop (a person, message, vehicle, ball, etc.) going from one place to another. 2 (usu. foll. by from) cut off (light etc.). 3 check or stop (motion etc.). 4 Math. mark off (a space) between two points etc.
n. Math. the part of a line between two points of intersection with usu. the coordinate axes or other lines. interception n. interceptive adj.
[ L intercipere intercept- (as INTER-, capere take) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012