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## Synonyms for intersection

*noun*

**crossroads**

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## Word Origin & History

"act or fact of crossing," 1550s, from Middle French intersection (14c.) and directly from Latin intersectionem (nominative intersectio) "a cutting asunder, intersection," noun of action from past participle stem of intersecare "intersect, cut asunder," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + secare "to cut" (see section). Originally a term in geometry; meaning "crossroads" is from 1864.

## Example Sentences for intersection

Stephen reached the point of intersection, stood still and listened.

I parked in the middle of an intersection, but I didn't think they'd mind.

Then bore the holes with a dowel-bit at the intersection of the lines, Fig. 263.

Cars were snarled up for blocks on either side of the intersection.

Alan found himself at an intersection, and wondered where he was to begin.

This we follow still eastward to its intersection with Rue des Archives.

The arms of the cross are represented; their intersection is left in white.

He kitty-cornered the intersection and pulled up alongside her.

One morning we came face to face at the intersection of two paths.

Willie reached the intersection at almost the same time as the grocer's boy.