Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Overpatient adjective Patient to excess.

Overpay transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overpaid ; present participle & verbal noun Overpaying .] To pay too much to; to reward too highly.

Overpeer transitive verb To peer over; to rise above.

Overpeople transitive verb To people too densely.

Overperch transitive verb To perch upon; to fly over. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Overpersuade transitive verb To persuade or influence against one's inclination or judgment. Pope.

Overpester transitive verb To pester exceedingly or excessively. Sir W. Raleigh.

Overpicture transitive verb To surpass nature in the picture or representation of. [ Obsolete] " O'erpicturing that Venus." Shak.

Overplease transitive verb To please excessively.

Overplus noun [ Over + Latin plus more. See Plus , and confer Surplus .] That which remains after a supply, or beyond a quantity proposed; surplus. Shak.

The overplus of a great fortune. Addison.

Overply transitive verb To ply to excess; to exert with too much vigor; to overwork. Milton.

Overpoise transitive verb To outweigh; to overbalance. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Overpoise noun Preponderant weight; a counterbalance. [ R.] Mrs. Browning.

Overpolish transitive verb To polish too much.

Overponderous adjective Too heavy.

Overpost transitive verb To post over; to pass over swiftly, as by post. Shak.

Overpotent adjective Too potent or powerful.

Overpower transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overpowered ; present participle & verbal noun Overpowering .] To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to vanquish; to subdue; as, the light overpowers the eyes. "And overpower'd that gallant few." Wordsworth.

Syn. -- To overbear; overcome; vanquish; defeat; crush; overwhelm; overthrow; rout; conquer; subdue.

Overpower noun A dominating power. Bacon.

Overpowering adjective Excelling in power; too powerful; irresistible. -- O`ver*pow"er*ing*ly , adverb

Overpraise transitive verb [ Confer Overprize , Superpraise .] To praise excessively or unduly.

Overpraising noun The act of praising unduly; excessive praise. Milton.

Overpress transitive verb
1. To bear upon with irresistible force; to crush; to overwhelm. Shak.

2. To overcome by importunity. Johnson.

Overpressure noun Excessive pressure or urging. London Athenæum.

Overprize transitive verb [ Confer Overpraise .] Toprize excessively; to overvalue. Sir H. Wotton.

Overproduction noun Excessive production; supply beyond the demand. J. S. Mill.

Overprompt adjective Too prompt; too ready or eager; precipitate. -- O`ver*prompt"ness , noun

Overproof 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 transitive verb To make of too great proportion.

Overproud adjective Exceedingly or unduly proud. " Overproud of his victory." Milton.

Overprovident adjective Too provident.

Overprovoke transitive verb To provoke excessively. Bp. Hall.

Overquell transitive verb To quell or subdue completely. [ R.] Bp. Hall.

Overquietness noun Too much quietness. Sir. T. Browne.

Overrake 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 adjective Too rank or luxuriant.

Overrate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overrated ; present participle & verbal noun Overrating .] To rate or value too highly.

Overrate noun An excessive rate. [ R.] Massinger.

Overreach 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 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 noun The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.

Overreacher noun One who overreaches; one who cheats; a cheat.

Overread transitive verb To read over, or peruse. Shak.

Overready adjective Too ready. -- O"ver*read"*i*ly adverb -- O"ver*read"i*ness , noun

Overreckon transitive verb To reckon too highly.

Overred transitive verb To smear with red. [ Obsolete]

Overrefine transitive verb To refine too much.

Overrefinement noun Excessive refinement.

Overrent transitive verb To rent for too much.

Overrich adjective Exccessively rich.