What is intercept?

  • (verb): Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information.
    Synonyms: wiretap, tap, bug
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on intercept:

1943 In Aviation - Events - November
17 – Air Solomons (AirSols) fighters intercept 35 Japanese planes heading for a strike on the U.S ... German night fighters to land too early to intercept them, and only one Lancaster is lost ... by 444 bombers on Berlin, of which nine (2 percent) are lost few German night fighters intercept them, but Berlin is covered by cloud and they bomb blindly with unknown results ...

More definitions of "intercept":

  • (noun): The point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis.
  • (verb): Seize on its way.
    Example: "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
    Synonyms: stop

Famous quotes containing the word intercept:

    Colonel, never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)