The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

5 definitions found
 for Interpose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interpose \In`ter*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interposed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Interposing.] [F. interposer. See Inter-,
     and Pose, v. t.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the
        eye and the light.
        [1913 Webster]
              Mountains interposed
              Make enemies of nations.              --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To thrust; to intrude; to put between, either for aid or
        for troubling.
        [1913 Webster]
              What watchful cares do interpose themselves
              Betwixt your eyes and night?          --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              The common Father of mankind seasonably interposed
              his hand, and rescues miserable man.  --Woodward.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation
        or argument. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interpose \In`ter*pose"\, v. i.
     1. To be or come between.
        [1913 Webster]
              Long hid by interposing hill or wood. --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To step in between parties at variance; to mediate; as,
        the prince interposed and made peace. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To utter a sentiment by way of interruption. --Boyle.
     Syn: To intervene; intercede; mediate; interfere;
     Usage: To Interpose, Intermeddle, Interfere. A man may
            often interpose with propriety in the concerns of
            others; he can never intermeddle without being
            impertinent or officious; nor can be interfere without
            being liable to the same charge, unless he has rights
            which are interfered with. "In our practical use,
            interference is something offensive. It is the pushing
            in of himself between two parties on the part of a
            third who was not asked, and is not thanked for his
            pains, and who, as the feeling of the word implies,
            had no business there; while interposition is employed
            to express the friendly, peacemaking mediation of one
            whom the act well became, and who, even if he was not
            specially invited thereunto, is still thanked for what
            he has done." --Trench.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interpose \In"ter*pose\, n.
     Interposition. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be or come between; "An interposing thicket blocked their
      2: introduce; "God interposed death"
      3: to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever
         remarks" [syn: interject, come in, interpose, put in,
         throw in, inject]
      4: get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through
         force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene
         earlier in WW II?" [syn: intervene, step in, interfere,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "interpose":
     act between, arbitrate, bargain, barge in, break in, break in upon,
     burst in, butt in, cast, charge in, come between, crash, crash in,
     crash the gates, creep in, crowd in, cut in, drag in, edge in,
     elbow in, encroach, entrench, fill in, foist in, fudge in,
     go between, horn in, impinge, implant in, impose, impose on,
     impose upon, infiltrate, infringe, inject in, insert, insert in,
     insinuate, insinuate in, intercalate, intercede, interfere,
     interjaculate, interject, interlope, intermeddle, intermediate,
     interpolate, intervene, introduce in, intrude, invade, irrupt,
     judge, lug in, make terms, meddle, mediate, meet halfway, moderate,
     negotiate, obtrude, press in, push, push in, put between, put on,
     put upon, referee, represent, run in, rush in, sandwich, shove,
     slink in, slip in, smash in, smuggle in, sneak in, squeeze in,
     steal in, step in, storm in, throng in, throw, throw in, thrust,
     thrust in, toss, treat with, trench, trespass, umpire, wedge in,
     work in, worm in

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229