Definitions of intermediate

  1. around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures; " an orange of average size"; " intermediate capacity"; " a plane with intermediate range"; " medium bombers"
  2. a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
  3. lying between two extremes in time or space or degree; " going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; " intermediate stages in a process"; " intermediate stops on the route"; " an intermediate level"
  4. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; " He interceded in the family dispute"; " He mediated a settlement"
  5. 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.
  6. To come between; to intervene; to interpose.
  7. Existing or lying in the middle; coming between.
  8. That which lies between; a go- between.
  9. 1. Between two extremes, interposed, intervening. 2. In dentistry, a non- conducting material employed as a capping under a metallic filling. 3. One of the deciduous incisor teeth of a horse, external to the pincers.
  10. Lying in the middle, or between.
  11. Being in a middle place or degree; lying between.
  12. Lying or being in the middle between two extremes; interposed.
  13. Lying or being in the middle, between two extremes; being between two points; intervening.
  14. Occurring between two points or parts; a nerve- mass; certain areas of the brain; a disc in striated muscle.

Usage examples for intermediate

  1. Nothing, moreover, proves that there may not sometimes be several latent intermediate terms. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  2. In the confusion no arrangement had been made to receive him on his arrival, and he was obliged to content himself with making the intermediate journey in a heavy country- wagon. – Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet
  3. A useful exercise for an observer is to select two stars of known magnitude and several others of intermediate brightness. – A Plan for Securing Observations of the Variable Stars by E. C. Pickering
  4. All the intermediate time between youth and old age. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Vavasor was a parish situated on the intermediate ground between the mountains of the lake country and the plains. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  6. I see the invalid lady creep out with her beach- rest from the intermediate house, and come down to her usual morning station in the shade of a rock, unaware, poor thing, that it has been monopolised by Isa and Metelill. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
  7. But Father Malachi, in the neighbouring parish of Ballintubber, ran a course somewhat intermediate between these two. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  8. Intermediate in season between half Early Paris and the new Extra Early Paris. – The Cauliflower by A. A. Crozier
  9. When citybound frequent connection by train or tram from their respective intermediate station or terminal. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  10. What Darwin missed most of all- intermediate forms between apes and man- has been recently furnished. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  11. The separate existence of the soul between death and the Judgment Day is, therefore, called the Intermediate State!" – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  12. For spectrum colours between the violet and the green it may therefore safely be said that no match can be effected by the mixture of violet and green light; but that it always gives the intermediate colour diluted with white light. – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
  13. The intermediate only succeeded in being offensive. – The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  14. After a while there came to my knowledge the existence of another division, a region intermediate between Polotzk and Russia. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  15. If they do not, we have remains of two or three individuals of the same intermediate species. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  16. It was while he continued in this extraordinary state, intermediate, as it seemed, between sleeping and waking, a telegram came from Sedley to Augustus, saying, Highly important to see your father. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  17. Other demands were made of a highly insolent nature, and the rebels declared that, in all further negotiations, they would treat with no other intermediate agent than Carvajal, having had proofs of his fairness and impartiality in the course of their late communications with him at Xaragua. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  18. Would it not be well to have an intermediate man between me and our picket- line? – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  19. Political interests and a political purpose are features in his earlier works, and they are the essence of the intermediate novels, Coningsby and Sybil. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  20. Newman is so clear that he has often been accused of being, and sometimes is, a little hard; but this is not always or often the case: it is especially not so when he is dealing with things which, as in the sermon just referred to and that other on " The Intermediate State," admit the diffusion of religious awe. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury