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Meaning of OVERLOOK

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`lûk, [v]`owvur'lûk, `owvur'lûk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a high place affording a good view
  2. [v]  leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  3. [v]  watch over
  4. [v]  look past, fail to notice
  5. [v]  look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
  6. [v]  be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"

OVERLOOK is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: command, dominate, drop, leave out, look across, look out on, look out over, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overtop, pretermit
 Antonyms: attend to, take to heart
 See Also: dwarf, forget, jump, lie, lose, miss, overshadow, pass over, place, shadow, skip, skip over, spot, survey, topographic point



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O`ver*look"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlooked}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Overlooking}.]
1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to
   look over or view from a higher position; to rise above,
   so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from
   a hill. ``The pile o'erlooked the town.'' --Dryden.

         [Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them.

2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe
   secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook
   one who is writing a letter.

3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or
   repeatedly. ``Overlook this pedigree.'' --Shak.

         The time and care that are required To overlook and
         file and polish well.                 --Roscommon.

4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon;
   to fascinate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak.

         If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your
         pigs will die.                        --C. Kingsley.

5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to
   miss or omit in looking; hence, to refrain from bestowing
   notice or attention upon; to neglect; to pass over without
   censure or punishment; to excuse.

         The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked.
                                               --Acts xvii.
                                               30 (Rev. Ver.

         They overlook truth in the judgments they pass.

         The pardoning and overlooking of faults. --Addison.

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