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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner;
- Example: "an interfering old woman"
- Example: "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"
- Example: "busy about other people's business"
[syn: interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodied]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Interfere \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['e]rir, fr. L. ferire. See Ferula.] [1913 Webster] 1. To come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; -- usually used with with; as, interfering claims, or commands; workers in a crowded shop may interfere with each other's activity. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. To enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose; -- used with in or with; as, to interfere with the way I raise my children. [1913 Webster +PJC] To interfere with party disputes. --Swift. [1913 Webster] There was no room for anyone to interfere with his own opinions. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Physics) To act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; -- said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See Interference, 2. [1913 Webster] 5. (Patent Law) To cover the same ground; to claim the same invention; as, to interfere with another patent. [1913 Webster] Syn: To interpose; intermeddle. See Interpose. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

interfering adj 1: intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business" [syn: interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodied]