Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Overwasted adjective Wasted or worn out; ...onsumed; spent [ Obsolete] Drayton.

Overwatch transitive verb
1. To watch too much.

2. To weary or exhaust by watching. Dryden.

Overwax intransitive verb To wax or grow too rapindly or too much. [ Obsolete] R. of Gloucester.

Overweak adjective Too weak; too feeble.

Overwear transitive verb To wear too much; to wear out. Drayton.

Overwear noun Clothing worn over the ordinary indoor closing, as overcoats, wraps, etc.

Overweary transitive verb To weary too much; to tire out. Dryden.

Overweather transitive verb To expose too long to the influence of the weather. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Overween transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon oferw...nian . See Over , and Ween .] To think too highly or arrogantly; to regard one's own thinking or conclusions too highly; hence, to egotistic, arrogant, or rash, in opinion; to think conceitedly; to presume.

They that overween ,
And at thy growing virtues fret their spleen.
Milton.

Overweener noun One who overweens. [ R.]

The conceits of warmed or overweening brain.
Locke.

Overweening adjective Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited. -- O`ver*ween"ingly , adverb Milton. -- O`ver*ween"ing*ness , noun

Here's an overweening rogue.
Shak.

Overweening noun Conceit; arrogance. Milton.

Overweigh transitive verb To exceed in weight; to overbalance; to weigh down. Drayton. Hooker.

Overweight noun
1. Weight over and above what is required by law or custom.

2. Superabundance of weight; preponderance.

Overweight adjective Overweighing; excessive. [ Obsolete] "Of no overweight worth." Fuller.

Overwell transitive verb To overflow. R. D. Blackmore.

Overwet noun Excessive wetness. [ Obsolete]

Another ill accident is, overwet at sowing time.
Bacon.

Overwhelm transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overwhelmed ; present participle & verbal noun Overwhelming .]


1. To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly.

The sea overwhelmed their enemies.
Ps. lxxviii. 53.

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
Ps. lv. 5.

Foul deeds will rise,
Though all the earth o'erwhelm them.
Shak.

Gaza yet stands; but all her sons are fallen,
All in a moment overwhelmed and fallen.
Milton.

2. To project or impend over threateningly.

His louering brows o'erwhelming his fair sight.
Shak.

3. To cause to surround, to cover. Papin.

Overwhelm noun The act of overwhelming. [ R.]

Overwhelming adjective Overpowering; irresistible. -- O`ver*whelm"ing*ly , adverb

Overwind transitive verb To wind too tightly, as a spring, or too far, as a hoisting rope on a drum.

Overwing transitive verb To outflank. [ Obsolete] Milton.

Overwise adjective Too wise; affectedly wise. -- O`ver*wise"ly , adverb -- O`ver*wise"ness , noun

Overwit transitive verb To outwit. Swift.

Overword transitive verb To say in too many words; to express verbosely. Hales.

Overwork transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Overworked or Overwrought ; present participle & verbal noun Overworking .]
1. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.

2. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.

My days with toil are overwrought .
Longfellow.

3. To decorate all over.

Overwork transitive verb To work too much, or beyond one's strength.

Overwork noun Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity; extra work; also, excessive labor.

Overworn past participle & adjective from Overwear , transitive verb Worn out or subdued by toil; worn out so as to be trite.

Overwrest transitive verb To wrest or force from the natural or proper position. Shak.

Overwrestle transitive verb To subdue by wrestling. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Overwrought past participle & adjective from Overwork . Wrought upon excessively; overworked; overexcited.

Overzeal noun Excess of zeal. Fairfax.

Overzealous adjective Too zealous.

Ovicapsule noun [ Ov um + capsule .]


1. (Anat) The outer layer of a Graafian follicle.

2. (Zoology) Same as Oötheca .

Ovicell noun [ Ovum + cell .] (Zoöl) One of the dilatations of the body wall of Bryozoa in which the ova sometimes undegro the first stages of their development. See Illust. of Chilostoma .

Ovicular adjective [ Latin ov um an egg.] (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an egg.

Ovicyst noun [ Ov um + cyst .] (Zoology) The pouch in which incubation takes place in some Tunicata.

Ovidian adjective Of or pertaining to the Latin poet Ovid; resembling the style of Ovid.

Oviducal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to oviducts; as, oviducal glands.

Oviduct noun [ Ov um + duct : confer French oviducte .] (Anat.) A tube, or duct, for the passage of ova from the ovary to the exterior of the animal or to the part where further development takes place. In mammals the oviducts are also called Fallopian tubes .

Oviferous adjective [ Ov um + -ferous : confer French ovifère .] (Biol.) Egg-bearing; -- applied particularly to certain receptacles, as in Crustacea, that retain the eggs after they have been excluded from the formative organs, until they are hatched.

Oviform adjective [ Ov um + - form : confer French oviforme .] (Biol.) Having the form or figure of an egg; egg-shaped; as, an oviform leaf.

Ovigerons adjective [ Ov um + -gerous : confer French ovigere .] (Biol.) Bearing eggs; oviferous.

Ovile adjective See Ovine .

Ovine adjective [ Latin ovinus , from ovis sheep: confer French ovine .] Of or pertaining to sheep; consisting of sheep.

Ovipara noun plural [ New Latin See Oviparous .] (Zoology) An artificial division of vertebrates, including those that lay eggs; -- opposed to Vivipara .

Oviparity noun [ See Oviparous .] (Biol.) Generation by means of ova. See Generation .

Oviparous adjective [ Latin oviparus ; ovum egg + parere to bring forth: confer French ovipare .] (Physiol.) Producing young from rggs; as, an oviparous animal, in which the egg is generally separated from the animal, and hatched after exclusion; -- opposed to viviparous .