Definition of Intersperse

1. Verb. Place at intervals in or among. "Intersperse exclamation marks in the text"

Specialized synonyms: Interleave
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Interspersal, Interspersion



2. Verb. Introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions.
Exact synonyms: Interlard
Generic synonyms: Enclose, Inclose, Insert, Introduce, Put In, Stick In
Specialized synonyms: Interleave
Derivative terms: Interspersion

Definition of Intersperse

1. v. t. To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures in a book.

Definition of Intersperse

1. Verb. To mix two things irregularly, placing things of one kind among things of other: ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intersperse

1. [v -SPERSED, -SPERSING, -SPERSES]

Medical Definition of Intersperse

1. 1. To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures in a book. "There, interspersed in lawns and op'ning glades, Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades." (Pope) 2. To diversify or adorn with things set or scattered at intervals; to place something at intervals in or among; as, to intersperse a book with pictures. "Which space is interspersed with small islands and rock." (Cook) Origin: L. Interspersus interspersed; inter between, among + spargere to scatter. See Sparse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intersperse

intersong
intersource
interspace
interspaced
interspaces
interspacing
interspecies
interspecies hydrogen transfer
interspecific
interspecific competition
interspecific graft
interspecific plum
interspecific plums
interspersal
interspersals
intersperse (current term)
interspersed
intersperses
interspersing
interspersion
interspersions
intersphere
interspheres
interspike
interspinal
interspinal line
interspinal muscles
interspinales muscles
interspinalis

Literary usage of Intersperse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of William E. Channing, D.D. by William Ellery Channing (1894)
"Our great topic will be the character of Napoleon ; and with this we shall naturally intersperse reflections on the great interests which he perpetually ..."

2. A Concordance to the Poetical Works of William Cowperby John Neve by John Neve (1887)
"... i. and delay PE 442 INTERSECTED. i. by a narrow frith T. ii 16 intersperse, aks t. it, that had once a head NA 11 ..."

3. Notices of Madras and Cuddalore, in the Last Century, from the Journals and by Benjamin Schultze (1858)
"I had all sorts of plans for alluring them to me, and inviting them to friendly conference, which I proposed to intersperse with philosophical and ..."

4. Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New by Noah Webster (1914)
"To scatter or set here and there among other things ; as, to intersperse ... To place something at intervals in or among ; as, to intersperse a book with ..."

5. Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849 by Robert Baird (1850)
"... with which some writers of travels in the United States have been able to intersperse, garnish, and give spiciness to their narrations—I will in the ..."

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