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Definition of intersect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    intersect

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsekt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intersect
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsekt//
     
    he / she / it intersects
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsekts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsekts//
     
    past simple intersected
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsektɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsektɪd//
     
    past participle intersected
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsektɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsektɪd//
     
    -ing form intersecting
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsektɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsektɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (of lines, roads, etc.) to meet or cross each other intersect (something) a pattern of intersecting streets The lines intersect at right angles. intersect with something The path intersected with a busy road.
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive] intersect something (with something) to divide an area by crossing it The landscape is intersected with spectacular gorges.
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin intersect- ‘cut, intersected’, from the verb intersecare, from inter- ‘between’ + secare ‘to cut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intersect