Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “intermediary”

See all translations

intermediary

noun [C] uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmiː.di.ə.ri/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
someone who carries messages between people who are unwilling or unable to meet: The police negotiated with the gunman through an intermediary. The former president has agreed to act as an intermediary between the government and the rebels.
Translations of “intermediary”
in Korean 중재자…
in Arabic تَوسّط…
in French intermédiaire…
in Turkish aracı, arabulucu…
in Italian intermediario…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調解人,中間人…
in Russian посредник…
in Polish mediator/ka, pośredni-k/czka…
in Spanish intermediario…
in Portuguese intermediário…
in German der/die Vermittler(in)…
in Catalan intermediari, -ària…
in Japanese 仲介(者)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调解人,中间人…
(Definition of intermediary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of intermediary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “intermediary” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More