Definitions of interfere

  1. get involved, usually so as to hinder or halt an action; " Why did the U. S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
  2. come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle; " Your talking interferes with my work!"
  3. 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?"
  4. To come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; as, interfering claims, or commands.
  5. To enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose.
  6. To cover the same ground; to claim the same invention.
  7. To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs; - sometimes said of a human being, but usually of a horse; as, the horse interferes.
  8. To act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; - said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See Interference, 2.
  9. To enter into or meddle in the affairs of others; come into collision; injure the fetlock by striking it with the opposite hoof; ordinarily said of a horse.
  10. To come in collision: to intermeddle: to interpose: to act reciprocally- said of waves, rays of light, etc.
  12. To clash; interpose; meddle.
  13. To take part in the concerns of others; interpose; intervene; also, to conflict; clash.
  14. To interpose; to intermeddle; to come in collision; to act reciprocally, so as to modify the result; in a horse, to strike the hoof against the opposite fetlock, and injure the flesh.
  15. To interpose; to intermeddle; to take part in the business or concerns of others.

Usage examples for interfere

  1. I did not interfere. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  2. We don't want to interfere with your work, or bother you. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  3. You know that I am the last man to interfere if I didn't think it my duty as a friend. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  4. " I never interfere between husband and wife," said Mrs. Livingstone coolly, " but as a friend, I will give Mabel a bit of advice. – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  5. The Chiaromonte family were at liberty to settle their own affairs as seemed best in their own eyes, and as the law could not interfere, no one else felt inclined to do so. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  6. With the public instruction they have never been allowed to interfere. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  7. " Do not interfere, sir. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  8. " Of late, Joseph," Mr. Hearty replied, " you have shown too much desire to interfere in my private affairs, and I cannot permit it." – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  9. I'm afraid he won't want to interfere. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  10. I shouldn't like to interfere with a woman of that sort in what she thought her 'rights, ' should you? – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  11. " Do I interfere with your work? – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  12. If so, she was the last woman in Littlebath to interfere between him and that other one. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  13. No one shall interfere with our affairs. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  14. I know very well that you don't interfere with my doing whatever I choose; but a man is always more at liberty living by himself, and it would be much better. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  15. May they not interfere with your plans? – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  16. Miss Lumley does not arrive to- day in any case, Lady Caroline, and Mr. Briggs has- unfortunately, if I may say so- to continue his journey to- morrow, so that his staying would in no way interfere with Miss Lumley's possible movements." – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  17. But don't let it interfere with dinner. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  18. Why did you interfere? – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  19. In these days it doesn't do to interfere with love. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy