Synonyms for intercept

Synonyms for (noun) intercept

Synonyms: intercept

Definition: the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

Similar words: point

Definition: a geometric element that has position but no extension

Usage: a point is defined by its coordinates

Synonyms for (verb) intercept

Synonyms: stop, intercept

Definition: seize on its way

Usage: The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace

Similar words: catch, take hold of, grab

Definition: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

Usage: Catch the ball!; Grab the elevator door!


Synonyms: wiretap, tap, bug, intercept

Definition: tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

Usage: The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy; Is this hotel room bugged?

Similar words: eavesdrop, listen in

Definition: listen without the speaker's knowledge

Usage: the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations