Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Interlobular adjective [ Prefix inter- + lobular : confer French interlobulaire .] (Anat.) Between lobules; as, the interlobular branches of the portal vein.

Interlocation noun A placing or coming between; interposition.

Interlock intransitive verb To unite, embrace, communicate with, or flow into, one another; to be connected in one system; to lock into one another; to interlace firmly.

Interlock transitive verb To unite by locking or linking together; to secure in place by mutual fastening.

My lady with her fingers interlocked .
Tennyson.

Interlocution noun [ Latin interlocutio , from interloqui , interlocutus , to speak between; inter between + loqui to speak: confer French interlocution . See Loquacious .]


1. Interchange of speech; dialogue; conversation; conference.

2. (Law) An intermediate act or decree before final decision. Ayliffe.

3. Hence, intermediate argument or discussion.

Interlocutor noun [ Confer French interlocuteur .]


1. One who takes part in dialogue or conversation; a talker, interpreter, or questioner. Jer. Taylor.

2. (Law) An interlocutory judgment or sentence.

Interlocutory adjective [ Confer Late Latin interlocutorius , French interlocutoire .]


1. Consisting of, or having the nature of, dialogue; conversational.

Interlocutory discourses in the Holy Scriptures.
Fiddes.

2. (Law) Intermediate; not final or definitive; made or done during the progress of an action.

» An order, sentence, decree, or judgment, given in an intermediate stage between the commencement and termination of a cause, is called interlocutory .

Interlocutory noun [ Confer French interlocutoire .] Interpolated discussion or dialogue.

Interlocutrice noun [ French] A female interlocutor.

Interlope intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interloped ; present participle & verbal noun Interloping .] [ See Interloper .] To run between parties and intercept without right the advantage that one should gain from the other; to traffic without a proper license; to intrude; to forestall others; to intermeddle.

Interloper noun [ Prefix inter- + Dutch looper a runner, from loopen to run; akin to English leap . See Leap , and confer Elope .] One who interlopes; one who unlawfully intrudes upon a property, a station, or an office; one who interferes wrongfully or officiously.

The untrained man, . . . the interloper as to the professions.
I. Taylor.

Interlucate transitive verb [ Latin interlucatus , past participle of interlucare ; inter between + lux , lucis , light.] To let in light upon, as by cutting away branches. [ Obsolete]

Interlucation noun [ Latin interlucatio .] Act of thinning a wood to let in light. [ Obsolete] Evelyn.

Interlucent adjective [ Latin interlucens , present participle See Inter- , and Lucent .] Shining between.

Interlude noun [ Middle English enterlude , Late Latin interludium ; Late Latin inter between + ludus play, from ludere to play: confer French interlude . See Ludicrous .]


1. A short entertainment exhibited on the stage between the acts of a play, or between the play and the afterpiece, to relieve the tedium of waiting.

Dreams are but interludes , which fancy makes
When monarch reason sleeps.
Dryden.

2. A form of English drama or play, usually short, merry, and farcical, which succeeded the Moralities or Moral Plays in the transition to the romantic or Elizabethan drama.

3. (Mus.) A short piece of instrumental music played between the parts of a song or cantata, or the acts of a drama; especially, in church music, a short passage played by the organist between the stanzas of a hymn, or in German chorals after each line.

Interluded adjective Inserted in the manner of an interlude; having or containing interludes.

Interluder noun An actor who performs in an interlude. B. Jonson.

Interluency noun [ Latin interluens , present participle of interluere to flow between; inter + luere .] A flowing between; intervening water. [ Obsolete] Sir M. Hale.

Interlunar, Interlunary adjective [ Prefix inter- + lunar : confer Latin interlunis .] Belonging or pertaining to the time when the moon, at or near its conjunction with the sun, is invisible. Milton.

Intermandibular adjective (Anat.) Between the mandibles; interramal; as, the intermandibular space.

Intermarriage noun Connection by marriage; reciprocal marriage; giving and taking in marriage, as between two families, tribes, castes, or nations.

Intermarry intransitive verb To become connected by marriage between their members; to give and take mutually in marriage; -- said of families, ranks, castes, etc.

About the middle of the fourth century from the building of Rome, it was declared lawful for nobles and plebeians to intermarry .
Swift.

Intermaxilla noun ; plural Intermaxillæ (Anat.) See Premaxilla .

Intermaxillary adjective (Anat.) (a) Between the maxillary bones. (b) Of or pertaining to the intermaxillæ. -- noun An intermaxilla.

Intermean noun Something done in the meantime; interlude. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Intermeation noun [ Latin intermeare , intermeatum ; to go between; inter between + meare to go.] A flowing between. [ Obsolete] Bailey.

Intermeddle intransitive verb [ Middle English entremedlen , entermellen , to mix together, Old French entremedler , entremeller , entremesler , French entremêler . See Inter- , and Meddle .] To meddle with the affairs of others; to meddle officiously; to interpose or interfere improperly; to mix or meddle with.

The practice of Spain hath been, by war and by conditions of treaty, to intermeddle with foreign states.
Bacon.

Syn. -- To interpose; interfere. See Interpose .

Intermeddle transitive verb To intermix; to mingle. [ Obsolete]

Many other adventures are intermeddled .
Spenser.

Intermeddler noun One who meddles with, or intrudes into, the affairs of others. Swift.

Intermeddlesome adjective Inclined or disposed to intermeddle. -- In`ter*med"dle*some*ness , noun

Intermeddling noun The act of improperly interfering. Burke.

Intermede noun [ French intermède , from Latin inter between + medius , adj., middle; confer Italian intermedio . Confer Intermezzo .] A short musical dramatic piece, of a light and pleasing, sometimes a burlesque, character; an interlude introduced between the acts of a play or an opera.

Intermediacy noun [ From Intermediate .] Interposition; intervention. Derham.

Intermedial adjective [ Prefix inter- + medial : confer Latin intermedius .] Lying between; intervening; intermediate. " Intermedial colors." Evelyn.

Intermedian adjective Intermediate. [ Obsolete]

Intermediary adjective [ Confer French intermédiaire .] Lying, coming, or done, between; intermediate; as, an intermediary project.

Intermediary amputation (Surg.) , an amputation for injury, performed after inflammation has set in.

Intermediary noun ; plural Intermediaries One who, or that which, is intermediate; an interagent; a go-between.

Intermediate adjective [ Prefix inter- + mediate : confer French intermédiat .] Lying or being in the middle place or degree, or between two extremes; coming or done between; intervening; interposed; interjacent; as, an intermediate space or time; intermediate colors.

Intermediate state (Theol.) , the state or condition of the soul between the death and the resurrection of the body. -- Intermediate terms (Math.) , the terms of a progression or series between the first and the last (which are called the extremes ); the means. -- Intermediate tie . (Architecture) Same as Intertie .

Intermediate intransitive verb To come between; to intervene; to interpose. Milton.

Intermediately adverb In an intermediate manner; by way of intervention.

Intermediation noun The act of coming between; intervention; interposition. Burke.

Intermediator noun A mediator.

Intermedious adjective [ Latin intermedius .] Intermediate. [ R.] Cudworth.

Intermedium noun ; plural Intermediums , Latin Intermedia . [ New Latin , neut. of Latin intermedius intermediate.]


1. Intermediate space. [ R.]

2. An intervening agent or instrument. Cowper.

3. (Anat.) The bone or cartilage between the radiale and ulnare in the carpus, and between the tibiale and fibulare in the tarsus. It corresponds to the lunar in the carpus, and to a part of the astragalus in the tarsus of man and most mammals.

Intermediæ noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin intermedius intermedial.] (Zoology) The middle pair of tail feathers, or middle rectrices.

Intermell intransitive verb & t. [ See Intermeddle .] To intermeddle; to intermix. [ Obsolete] Bp. Fisher.

Intermembral adjective (Anat.) Between members or limbs; as, intermembral homology, the correspondence of the limbs with each other.

Intermembranous adjective (Anat.) Within or beneath a membrane; as, intermembranous ossification.

Interment noun [ Middle English enterment , French enterrement . See Inter , transitive verb ] The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation. T. Warton.

Intermention transitive verb To mention among other things, or casually or incidentally. [ Obsolete]