In`ter*fere" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Interfered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Interfering.] [OF. entreferir to strike each other; entre between (L. inter) + OF. ferir to strike, F. f'erir, fr. L. ferire. See Ferula.]
To come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; as, interfering claims, or commands.
To enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose.
To interfere with party disputes.
There was no room for anyone to interfere with his own opinions.
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.
To act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; -- said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See Interference, 2.
To cover the same ground; to claim the same invention.
Syn. -- To interpose; intermeddle. See Interpose.
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