1. verb If two or more lines or roads intersect, they meet or cross each other. You can also say that one line or road intersects another. [V n] ⇒ The orbit of this comet intersects the orbit of the Earth. [V] ⇒ The circles will intersect in two places. [V-ing] ⇒ The centre of the city is full of tiny intersecting alley-ways. 2. verb If one thing intersects with another or if two things intersect, the two things have a connection at a particular point. [V + with] ⇒ ...the ways in which historical events intersect with individual lives. [V] ⇒ Their histories intersect. 3. verb [usu passive]
If a place, area, or surface is intersected by things such as roads or lines, they cross it. [be V-ed] ⇒ The city is intersected by three main waterways.
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