Overproof O"ver·proof" adjective Containing more alcohol than proof spirit; stronger than proof spirit; that is, containing more than 49.3 per cent by weight of alcohol.
Overproportion O`ver·pro·por"tion transitive verb To make of too great proportion.
Overproud O"ver·proud" adjective Exceedingly or unduly proud. " Overproud of his victory." Milton.
Overprovident O"ver·prov"i·dent adjective Too provident.
Overprovoke O`ver·pro·voke" transitive verb To provoke excessively. Bp. Hall.
Overquell O`ver·quell" transitive verb To quell or subdue completely. [ R.] Bp. Hall.
Overquietness O"ver·qui"et·ness noun Too much quietness. Sir. T. Browne.
Overrake O`ver·rake" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overraked ; present participle & verbal noun Overraking .] (Nautical) To rake over, or sweep across, from end to end, as waves that break over a vessel anchored with head to the sea.
Overrank O"ver·rank" adjective Too rank or luxuriant.
Overrate O`ver·rate" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overrated ; present participle & verbal noun Overrating .] To rate or value too highly.
Overrate O"ver·rate` noun An excessive rate. [ R.] Massinger.
Overreach O`ver·reach" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overreached , ( Overraught obsolete ); present participle & verbal noun Overreaching .] 1. To reach above or beyond in any direction. 2. To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat. Shak.
Overreach O`ver·reach" intransitive verb 1. To reach too far ; as: (a) To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot; -- said of horses. (b) (Nautical) To sail on one tack farther than is necessary. Shak. 2. To cheat by cunning or deception.
Overreach O"ver·reach` noun The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.
Overreacher O`ver·reach"er noun One who overreaches; one who cheats; a cheat.
Overread O`ver·read" transitive verb To read over, or peruse. Shak.
Overready O"ver·read"y adjective Too ready. -- O"ver*read"*i*ly adverb -- O"ver*read"i*ness , noun
Overreckon O`ver·reck"on transitive verb To reckon too highly.
Overred O`ver·red" transitive verb To smear with red. [ Obsolete]
Overrefine O`ver·re·fine" transitive verb To refine too much.
Overrefinement O"ver·re·fine"ment noun Excessive refinement.
Overrent O`ver·rent" transitive verb To rent for too much.
Overrich O"ver·rich" adjective Exccessively rich.
Override O`ver·ride" transitive verb
[ imperfect Overrode
; past participle Overridden
; present participle & verbal noun Overriding
.] [ Anglo-Saxon offerīdan
.] 1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.
The carter overridden with [ i. e. , by] his cart. Chaucer. 2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; as, one low overrides another; to override a veto. 3. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride.
I overrode him on the way. Shak. 4. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its strength.
Overrigged O"ver·rigged" adjective Having too much rigging.
Overrighteous O"ver·right"eous adjective Excessively righteous; -- usually implying hypocrisy.
Overrigid O"ver·rig"id adjective Too rigid; too severe.
Overrigorous O"ver·rig"or·ous adjective Too rigorous; harsh.
Overripe O"ver·ripe" adjective Matured to excess. Milton.
Overripen O`ver·rip"en transitive verb To make too ripe. Shak.
Overroast O`ver·roast" transitive verb To roast too much. Shak.
Overrule O`ver·rule" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Overruled
; present participle & verbal noun Overruling
.] 1. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority. 2. To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter; as, God overrules the purposes of men; the chairman overruled the point of order.
His passion and animosity overruled his conscience. Clarendon.
These [ difficulties] I had habitually overruled . F. W. Newman. 3. (Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.
Overrule O`ver·rule" intransitive verb To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules . Shak.
Overruler O`ver·rul"er noun One who, or that which, controls, governs, or determines. Sir P. Sidney.
Overruling O`ver·rul"ing adjective Exerting controlling power; as, an overruling Providence. -- O`ver*rul"ing*ly , adverb
Overrun O`ver·run" transitive verb
[ imperfect Overran
; past participle Overrun
; present participle & verbal noun Overrunning
. ] 1. To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade and occupy; to take possession of; as, the vine overran its trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass.
Those barbarous nations that overran the world. Spenser. 2. To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running.
Ahimaaz run by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi. 2 Sam. xviii. 23. 3. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line overruns another in length.
» In machinery, a sliding piece is said to overrun
its bearing when its forward end goes beyond it. 4. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
None of them the feeble overran . Spenser. 5. (Print.) (a) To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before. (b) To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page) into the next line, column, or page.
Overrun O`ver·run" intransitive verb 1. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
Despised and trodden down of all that overran . Spenser. 2. (Print.) To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line, or advertisement, overruns .
Overrunner O`ver·run"ner noun One that overruns. Lovelace.
Oversaturate O`ver·sat"u·rate transitive verb [ Confer Supersaturate .] To saturate to excess.
Oversay O`ver·say" transitive verb To say over; to repeat. Ford.
Overscented O`ver·scent"ed adjective 1. Scented excessively. 2. Covered or concealed by a different odor. Fuller.
Overscrupulosity O`ver·scru`pu·los"i·ty noun Overscrupulousness.
Overscrupulous O`ver·scru"pu·lous adjective Scrupulous to excess.
Overscrupulousness O`ver·scru"pu·lous·ness noun The quality or state of being overscrupulous; excess of scrupulousness.
Oversea O"ver·sea" adjective Beyond the sea; foreign.
Oversea, Overseas O"ver·sea", O"ver·seas" adverb Over the sea; abroad. Milton. Tennyson.
Oversearch O`ver·search" transitive verb To search all over.
Overseason O`ver·sea"son transitive verb To season too highly.
Oversee O`ver·see" transitive verb [ imperfect Oversaw ; past participle Overseen ; present participle & verbal noun Overseeing .] [ Anglo-Saxon oferséon to survey, to despise. See Over , and See .] 1. To superintend; to watch over; to direct; to look or see after; to overlook. 2. To omit or neglect seeing. Spenser.
Oversee O`ver·see" intransitive verb To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived.
The most expert gamesters may sometimes oversee . Fuller.
Your partiality to me is much overseen , if you think me fit to correct your Latin. Walpole.