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[adverb oh-ver-awl; adjective, noun oh-ver-awl] /adverb ˈoʊ vərˈɔl; adjective, noun ˈoʊ vərˌɔl/

adverb, adjective
1.
from one extreme limit of a thing to the other:
the overall length of the bridge.
2.
covering or including everything:
an overall impression; to view something overall.
noun
3.
overalls, (used with a plural verb)

4.
British. a smock or loose-fitting housedress.
adjective (prenominal) (ˈəʊvərˌɔːl)
1.
from one end to the other
2.
including or covering everything: the overall cost
adverb (ˌəʊvərˈɔːl)
3.
in general; on the whole
noun (ˈəʊvərˌɔːl)
4.
(Brit) a protective work garment usually worn over ordinary clothes
5.
(pl) hard-wearing work trousers with a bib and shoulder straps or jacket attached
adv.

“everywhere,” Old English ofer eall, from ofer “over” (see over) + eall (see all). Sense of “including everything” is from 1894. The noun in the clothing sense (usually plural) of “loose trousers of a strong material worn by cowboys, etc.” is from 1782. Specific sense “loose fitting canvas trousers with a bib and strap top” (originally worn by workmen over other clothes to protect them from wet, dirt, etc.) is attested from 1897.

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