intercept etymology

English word intercept comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.)

Detailed word origin of intercept

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
intercipio Latin (lat) I intercept. I interrupt or cut off. I rob or steal.
interceptum Latin (lat)
intercept English (eng) (algebraic geometry) The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis.. (marketing) A form of market research where consumers are intercepted and interviewed in a retail store or mall.. An interception of a missile.. An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call. (transitive) To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion).. (transitive, American [...]

Words with the same origin as intercept

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase concept deceive deception except exception exceptional occupation occupy participate perception prince principle purchase receive reception recipe recover recovery