Meaning of intervening in English:


Pronunciation /ɪntəˈviːnɪŋ/


  • 1Extending or occurring between events.

    ‘in the intervening years there were several unsuccessful attempts to renovate and reopen the building’
    • ‘to occupy the intervening months she took a job in a hospital’
    • ‘intervening events conspired with bureaucracy to delay the transfer’
    1. 1.1Situated between things.
      • ‘they heard the sound of distant gunfire, muffled by the intervening trees’