The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for Interrupted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interrupt \In`ter*rupt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interrupted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Interrupting.] [L. interruptus, p. p. of
     interrumpere to interrupt; inter between + rumpere to break.
     See Rupture.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking
        in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the
        current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of;
        as, to interrupt the remarks of anyone speaking.
        [1913 Webster]
              Do not interrupt me in my course.     --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the
        evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interrupted \In`ter*rupt"ed\, a.
     1. Broken; intermitted; suddenly stopped.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) Irregular; -- said of any arrangement whose
        symmetry is destroyed by local causes, as when leaflets
        are interposed among the leaves in a pinnate leaf.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: discontinued temporarily; "we resumed the interrupted
      2: intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or
         interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static" [syn: fitful,
         interrupted, off-and-on(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "interrupted":
     broken, broken off, chopped-off, choppy, decousu, disconnected,
     discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, episodic,
     fitful, herky-jerky, incoherent, intermittent, irregular, jagged,
     jerky, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial,
     nonuniform, parenthetic, patchy, scrappy, snatchy, spasmodic,
     spotty, suspended, unconnected, unjoined, unsuccessive

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229