Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Intercessor noun [ Latin , a surety: confer French intercesseur .]


1. One who goes between, or intercedes; a mediator. (a) One who interposes between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them. (b) One who pleads in behalf of another. Milton.

2. (Eccl.) A bishop, who, during a vacancy of the see, administers the bishopric till a successor is installed.

Intercessorial adjective Intercessory.

Intercessory adjective [ Late Latin intercessorius .] Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by, intercession; interceding; as, intercessory prayer.

Interchain transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interchained ; present participle & verbal noun Interchaining .] To link together; to unite closely or firmly, as by a chain.

Two bosoms interchained with an oath.
Shak.

Interchange transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interchanged ; present participle & verbal noun Interchanging .] [ Middle English entrechangen , Old French entrechangier . See Inter- , and Change .]


1. To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; they interchanged friendly offices and services.

I shall interchange
My waned state for Henry's regal crown.
Shak.

2. To cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary; as, to interchange cares with pleasures.

Interchange intransitive verb To make an interchange; to alternate. Sir P. Sidney.

Interchange noun [ Confer Old French entrechange .]


1. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons. " Interchange of kindnesses." South.

2. The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce. Howell.

3. Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling.

The interchanges of light and darkness.
Holder.

Sweet interchange
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
Milton.

Interchangeability noun The state or quality of being interchangeable; interchangeableness.

Interchangeable adjective [ Confer Old French entrechangeable .]


1. Admitting of exchange or mutual substitution. " Interchangeable warrants." Bacon.

2. Following each other in alternate succession; as, the four interchangeable seasons. Holder.

-- In`ter*change"a*ble*ness , noun -- In`ter*change"a*bly , adverb

Interchangement noun [ Confer Old French entrechangement .] Mutual transfer; exchange. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Interchapter noun An intervening or inserted chapter.

Intercidence noun [ See Intercident .] The act or state of coming or falling between; occurrence; incident. [ Obsolete] Holland.

Intercident adjective [ Latin intercidens , -entis , present participle of intercidere to fall between; inter between + cadere to fall.] Falling or coming between; happening accidentally. [ Obsolete] Boyle.

Intercipient adjective [ Latin intercipiens , -entis , present participle of intercipere . See Intercept .] Intercepting; stopping. -- noun One who, or that which, intercepts or stops anything on the passage. Wiseman.

Intercision noun [ Latin intercisio a cutting through, from intercidere to cut asunder.] A cutting off, through, or asunder; interruption. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Intercitizenship noun The mutual right to civic privileges, in the different States. Bancroft.

Interclavicle noun (Anat.) See Episternum .

Interclavicular adjective (Anat.) (a) Between the clavicles; as, the interclavicular notch of the sternum. (b) Of or pertaining to the interclavicle.

Interclose transitive verb [ Prefix inter- + close . See Interclude .] To shut in; to inclose. [ Obsolete]

Intercloud transitive verb To cloud. [ R.] Daniel.

Interclude transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intercluded ; present participle & verbal noun Intercluding .] [ Latin intercludere , interclusum ; inter between + claudere to shut. See Close , and confer Interclose .] To shut off or out from a place or course, by something intervening; to intercept; to cut off; to interrupt. Mitford.

So all passage of external air into the receiver may be intercluded .
Boyle.

Interclusion noun [ Latin interclusio . See Interclude .] Interception; a stopping; obstruction.

Intercollegiate adjective Existing or carried on between colleges or universities; as, intercollegiate relations, rivalry, games, etc.

Intercolline adjective (Geol.) Situated between hills; -- applied especially to valleys lying between volcanic cones.

Intercolonial adjective Between or among colonies; pertaining to the intercourse or mutual relations of colonies; as, intercolonial trade. -- In`ter*co*lo"ni*al*ly , adverb

Intercolumnar adjective Between columns or pillars; as, the intercolumnar fibers of Poupart's ligament; an intercolumnar statue.

Intercolumniation noun (Architecture) The clear space between two columns, measured at the bottom of their shafts. Gwilt.

» It is customary to measure the intercolumniation in terms of the diameter of the shaft, taken also at the bottom. Different words, derived from the Greek, are in use to denote certain common proportions. They are: Pycnostyle , when the intercolumniation is of one and a half diameters; Systyle , of two diameters; Eustyle , of two and a quarter diameters; Diastyle , of three diameters; Aræostyle , of four or more, and so great that a wooden architrave has to be used instead of stone; Aræosystyle , when the intercolumniations are alternately systyle and aræostyle.

Intercombat noun Combat. [ Obsolete] Daniel.

Intercoming noun The act of coming between; intervention; interference. [ Obsolete]

Intercommon transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intercommoned ; present participle & verbal noun Intercommoning .] [ Old French entrecommuner . See Inter- , and Common , and confer Intercommune .]


1. To share with others; to participate; especially, to eat at the same table. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

2. (O. Eng. Law) To graze cattle promiscuously in the commons of each other, as the inhabitants of adjoining townships, manors, etc.

Intercommonage noun (O. Eng. Law) The right or privilege of intercommoning.

Intercommune intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intercommuned ; present participle & verbal noun Intercommuning .] [ Confer Intercommon , Intercommunicate , Commune .]


1. To intercommunicate. [ Obsolete]

2. To have mutual communication or intercourse by conversation. [ Scot.]

Intercommunicable adjective Capable of being mutually communicated.

Intercommunicate intransitive verb To communicate mutually; to hold mutual communication.

Intercommunicate transitive verb To communicate mutually; to interchange. Holland.

Intercommunication noun Mutual communication. Owen.

Intercommunion noun Mutual communion; as, an intercommunion of deities. Faber.

Intercommunity noun Intercommunication; community of possessions, religion, etc.

In consequence of that intercommunity of paganism . . . one nation adopted the gods of another.
Bp. Warburton.

Intercomparison noun Mutual comparison of corresponding parts.

Intercondylar, Intercondyloid adjective (Anat.) Between condyles; as, the intercondylar fossa or notch of the femur.

Interconnect transitive verb To join together.

Interconnection noun Connection between; mutual connection.

Intercontinental adjective Between or among continents; subsisting or carried on between continents; as, intercontinental relations or commerce.

Interconvertible adjective Convertible the one into the other; as, coin and bank notes are interconvertible .

Intercostal adjective (Anat. & Physiol.) Between the ribs; pertaining to, or produced by, the parts between the ribs; as, intercostal respiration, in which the chest is alternately enlarged and contracted by the intercostal muscles.

Intercourse noun [ Formerly entercourse , Old French entrecours commerce, exchange, French entrecours a reciprocal right on neighboring lands, Latin intercursus a running between, from intercurrere to run between. See Inter- , and Course .] A commingling; intimate connection or dealings between persons or nations, as in common affairs and civilities, in correspondence or trade; communication; commerce; especially, interchange of thought and feeling; association; communion.

This sweet intercourse
Of looks and smiles.
Milton.

Sexual intercourse , sexual or carnal connection; coition.

Syn. -- Communication; connection; commerce; communion; fellowship; familiarity; acquaintance.

Intercrop transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle -cropped ; present participle & verbal noun -cropping .] (Agriculture) To cultivate by planting simultaneous crops in alternate rows; as, to intercrop an orchard. Also, to use for catch crops at seasons when the ground is not covered by crops of the regular rotation.

Intercrop noun (Agriculture) A crop grown among or between the rows of another crop; a catch crop.

Intercross transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Intercrossed ; present participle & verbal noun Intercrossing .]


1. To cross each other, as lines.

2. (Biol.) To fertilize by the impregnation of one species or variety by another; to impregnate by a different species or variety.

Intercross noun The process or result of cross fertilization between different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants.

We have reason to believe that occasional intercrosses take place with all animals and plants.
Darwin.