In`ter*vene" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Intervened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Intervening.] [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See Come.]

1.

To come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.

2.

To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.

3.

To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.

4.

In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.

Abbott.

 

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In`ter*vene", v. t.

To come between.

[R.]

Self-sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening the different estates. De Quincey.

 

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In`ter*vene" (?), n.

A coming between; intervention; meeting.

[Obs.]

Sir H. Wotton.

 

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