verb (used with object)
to give or provide the meaning of; explain; explicate; elucidate:
to interpret the hidden meaning of a parable.
to construe or understand in a particular way:
to interpret a reply as favorable.
to bring out the meaning of (a dramatic work, music, etc.) by performance or execution.
to perform or render (a song, role in a play, etc.) according to one’s own understanding or sensitivity:
The actor interpreted Lear as a weak, pitiful old man.
to translate orally.
to use an interpreter to transform (a program written in a high-level language) into a sequence of machine actions, one statement at a time, executing each statement immediately before going on to transform the next one.
to read (the patterns of holes in punched cards) with an interpreter, printing the interpreted data on the same cards so that they can be read more conveniently by people.
See also interpreter (def 3).
verb (used without object)
to translate what is said in a foreign language.
to explain something; give an explanation.
(transitive) to clarify or explain the meaning of; elucidate
(transitive) to construe the significance or intention of: to interpret a smile as an invitation
(transitive) to convey or represent the spirit or meaning of (a poem, song, etc) in performance
(intransitive) to act as an interpreter; translate orally
verb (used with object), interred, interring. 1. to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury. 2. Obsolete. to put into the earth. verb -ters, -terring, -terred 1. (transitive) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
[in-ter-ven-shuh n] /ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən/ noun 1. the act or fact of intervening. 2. interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another. intervention /ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən/ noun 1. the act of intervening 2. any interference in the affairs of others, esp by one state in the affairs of another 3. (economics) the action of […]
verb (used with object), introduced, introducing. 1. to present (a person) to another so as to make acquainted. 2. to acquaint (two or more persons) with each other personally: Will you introduce us? 3. to present (a person, product, etc.) to a particular group of individuals or to the general public for or as if […]
[in-truh-duhk-shuh n] /ˌɪn trəˈdʌk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of introducing or the state of being introduced. 2. a formal personal presentation of one person to another or others. 3. a preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, or the like, leading up to the main part. 4. an elementary treatise: an introduction to […]