Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “intersect”

intersect

verb uk   /ˌɪn.təˈsekt/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
[I or T] (of lines, roads, etc.) to cross one another: The roads intersect near the bridge.Road junctions [T] to divide an area into smaller parts by crossing it with straight lines: The gardens are intersected by gravel paths.Crossing and moving throughIsolating and separating
(Definition of intersect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of intersect?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Isolating and separating, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “intersect” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

aptitude

a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More