Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
interruptus, p. p. of
rumpereto break. See
To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of;
interruptthe remarks of anyone speaking
interruptme in my course.
To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of;
as, the evenness of the road was not.
interruptedby a single hill
interruptus, p. p.]
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To stop or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of any thing; to break the current or motion of; as a fall of rain interrupted our journey. There was not a tree nor a bush to interrupt the charge of the enemy. The speaker was interrupted by shouts of acclamation. We apply the word both to the agent and to his progress. We say, an alarm interrupted the speaker, or his arguments or discourse.
2.To divide; to separate; to break continuity or a continued series. The road was on a plain, not interrupted by a single hill, or interrupted here and there by a hill.