Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Overglad adjective Excessively or unduly glad.

Overglance transitive verb To glance over.

Overglaze adjective (Ceramics) (a) Applied over the glaze; -- said of enamel paintings, which sometimes are seen to project from the surface of the ware. (b) Suitable for applying upon the glaze; -- said of vitrifiable colors used in ceramic decoration.

Overglide transitive verb To glide over. Wyatt.

Overgloom transitive verb To spread gloom over; to make gloomy; to overshadow. [ R.]

Overgloomed by memories of sorrow.
De Quincey.

Overgo transitive verb [ imperfect Overwent ; past participle Overgone ; present participle & verbal noun Overgoing .] [ Anglo-Saxon ofergān .]


1. To travel over. [ R.] Shak.

2. To exceed; to surpass. [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney.

3. To cover. [ Obsolete] Chapman.

4. To oppress; to weigh down. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Overgorge transitive verb To gorge to excess.

Overgrace transitive verb To grace or honor exceedingly or beyond desert. [ R.] Beau. & Fl.

Overgrassed adjective Overstocked, or overgrown, or covered, with grass. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Overgreat adjective Too great.

Overgreatness noun Excessive greatness.

Overgreedy adjective Excessively greedy.

Overgross adjective Too gross.

Overground adjective Situated over or above ground; as, the overground portion of a plant.

Overgrow transitive verb [ imperfect Overgrew ; past participle Overgrown ; present participle & verbal noun Overgrowing .]


1. To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank.

The green . . . is rough and overgrown .
Sir W. Scott.

2. To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to oppress. [ Obsolete] Mortimer. " O'ergrown with labor." Beau. & Fl.

[ Usually in the past participle.]

Overgrow intransitive verb To grow beyond the fit or natural size; as, a huge, overgrown ox. L'Estrange.

Overgrowth noun Excessive growth.

Overhail transitive verb See Overhaul . [ Obsolete]

Overhale transitive verb See Overhaul . [ Obsolete]

Overhand noun The upper hand; advantage; superiority; mastery.

He had gotten thereby a great overhand on me.
Sir T. More.

Overhand adjective
1. (Sewing) Over and over; -- applied to a style of sewing, or to a seam, in which two edges, usually selvedges, are sewed together by passing each stitch over both.

2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) Done (as pitching or bowling) with the hand higher than the elbow, or the arm above, or higher than, the shoulder.

Overhand knot . See Illustration of Knot .

Overhand adverb In an overhand manner or style.

Overhandle transitive verb To handle, or use, too much; to mention too often. Shak.

Overhang transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overhung ; present participle & verbal noun Overhanging .]
1. To impend or hang over. [ R.] Beau. & Fl.

2. To hang over; to jut or project over. Pope.

Overhang intransitive verb To jut over. Milton.

Overhang noun (Architecture)
1. In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a projection; also, the measure of the projection; as, the overhang is five feet.

2. Specifically: The projection of an upper part (as a roof, an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the lower part; as, the overhang of a roof, of the eaves, etc.

3. (Nautical) The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.

4. (Machinery) The projection of a part beyond another part that is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is supported; as, the overhang of a shaft; i. e. , its projection beyond its bearing.

Overhappy adjective Exceedingly happy. Shak.

Overharden transitive verb To harden too much; to make too hard. Boyle.

Overhardy adjective Too hardy; overbold.

Overhaste noun Too great haste.

Overhasty adjective Too hasty; precipitate; rash. -- O"ver*has"ti*ly adverb -- O`ver*has"ti*ness , noun

Overhaul transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overhauled ; present participle & verbal noun Overhauling .]
1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs.

2. (Nautical) To gain upon in a chase; to overtake.

To overhaul a tackle , to pull on the leading parts so as to separate the blocks. -- To overhaul running rigging , to keep it clear, and see that no hitch occurs.

Overhaul, Overhauling noun A strict examination with a view to correction or repairs.

Overhead adverb Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the story or upon the floor above; in the zenith.

While overhead the moon
Sits arbitress.
Milton.

Also used adjectively; as, an overhead crane, gear, etc.

Overhead engine , a vertical steam engine in which the cylinder stands above the crank. -- Overhead work , a general term in manufactories for countershafting and gearing, when overhead.

Overhead charges, expenses etc. (Accounting) Those general charges or expenses in any business which cannot be charged up as belonging exclusively to any particular part of the work or product, as where different kinds of goods are made, or where there are different departments in a business; -- called also fixed , establishment , or (in a manufacturing business) administration , selling , and distribution , charges , etc.

Overhear transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overheard ; present participle & verbal noun Overhearing .] [ Anglo-Saxon oferhiéran .]


1. To hear more of (anything) than was intended to be heard; to hear by accident or artifice. Shak.

2. To hear again. ShaK.

Overheat transitive verb [ Confer Superheat .] To heat to excess; to superheat. Cowper.

Overheavy adjective Excessively heavy.

Overhele transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon oferhelian .] To hele or cover over. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Overhent transitive verb [ See Hent .] To overtake. [ Obsolete]

So forth he went and soon them overhent .
Spenser.

Overhigh adjective [ Anglo-Saxon oferheáh .] Too high.

Overhighly adverb Too highly; too greatly.

Overhip transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overhipped ; present participle & verbal noun Overhipping .] [ Over + a word akin to English hop to skip.] To pass over by, or as by a hop; to skip over; hence, to overpass. [ Obsolete] "When the time is overhipt ." Holland.

Overhold transitive verb To hold or value too highly; to estimate at too dear a rate. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Overhung adjective
1. Covered over; ornamented with hangings. Carlyle.

2. Suspended from above or from the top.

Overhung door , a sliding door, suspended door, suspended from the top, as upon rollers.

Overinfluence transitive verb To influence in an excessive degree; to have undue influence over.

Overinform transitive verb To inform, fill, or animate, excessively. [ R.] Johnson.

Overissue noun An excessive issue; an issue, as of notes or bonds, exceeding the limit of capital, credit, or authority.

An overissue of government paper.
Brougham.

Overissue transitive verb To issue in excess.

Overjealous adjective [ Over + jealous. Confer Overzealous .] Excessively jealous; too jealous.