from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut across or through: The path intersects the park.
- transitive v. To form an intersection with; cross: The road intersects the highway a mile from here.
- intransitive v. To cut across or overlap each other: circles intersecting on a graph.
- intransitive v. To form an intersection; cross: These two fences intersect at the creek.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to cross; to cut
- v. of two sets, to have at least one element in common
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts.
- intransitive v. To cut into one another; to meet and cross each other.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut or divide into parts; lie or pass across: as, the ecliptic intersects the equator.
- To cut apart; separate by intervening.
- To cut into one another; meet and cross each other; have, as two geometrical loci, one or more points in common: as, intersecting lines.
- n. In geometry, a point of intersection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. meet at a point
Latin intersecāre, intersect- : inter-, inter- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin intersecare ("to cut between, cut off"), from inter ("between") + secare ("to cut"). (Wiktionary)