from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Existing or occurring between; intermediate.
- adj. Acting as a mediator or an agent between persons or things.
- n. One that acts as a mediator.
- n. One that acts as an agent between persons or things; a means.
- n. An intermediate state or stage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Intermediate.
- n. An agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree.
- n. One or several stages of an event which occurs after the start and before the end.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lying, coming, or done, between; intermediate.
- n. One who, or that which, is intermediate; an interagent; a go-between; a mediator.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or occurring between; having an intermediate position or action: as, an intermediary process.
- n. One who or that which interposes or is intermediate; an intermediate agent; a go-between.
- n. Same as nerve of Wrisberg (which see, under nerve).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
Probably French intermédiaire, from Late Latin intermedius, intermediate; see intermediate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)