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Meaning of OVERFLOW

Pronunciation:  `owvur'flow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a large flow
  2. [n]  the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
  3. [v]  overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger"
  4. [v]  flow or run over (a limit or brim)
 

OVERFLOW is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: brim over, bubble over, flood, outpouring, overrun, overspill, run over, runoff, spill over, well over
 
 See Also: course, effusion, flow, flow, flow, flowing, geyser, run, run out, seethe, spill, stream

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*flow"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overflowed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Overflowing}.] [AS. oferfl?wan. See {Over}, and
    {Flow}.]
    1. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other
       fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm.
    
             The northern nations overflowed all Christendom.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    2. To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full.
    
    
  2. \O`ver*flow"\, v. i.
    1. To run over the bounds.
    
    2. To be superabundant; to abound. --Rogers.
    
    
  3. \O"ver*flow`\, n.
    1. A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation.
       --Bacon.
    
    2. That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a
       superabundance. --Shak.
    
    3. An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid.
    
    {Overflow meeting}, a meeting constituted of the surplus or
       overflow of another audience.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Discharge of a stream outside its banks; the parallel channel carrying such discharge.
 
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