[verb oh-ver-floh; noun oh-ver-floh] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈfloʊ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌfloʊ/
verb (used without object), overflowed, overflown, overflowing.
to flow or run over, as rivers or water:
After the thaw, the river overflows and causes great damage.
to have the contents flowing over or spilling, as an overfull container:
Stop pouring or your glass is going to overflow.
to pass from one place or part to another as if flowing from an overfull space:
The population overflowed into the adjoining territory.
to be filled or supplied with in great measure:
a heart overflowing with gratitude; a region overflowing with orchards and vineyards.
verb (used with object), overflowed, overflown, overflowing.
to flow over; flood; inundate:
The river overflowed several farms.
to flow over or beyond (the brim, banks, borders, etc.).
to cause to overflow.
to flow over the edge or brim of (a receptacle, container, etc.).
to fill to the point of running over.
the annual overflow of the Nile.
something that flows or runs over:
to carry off the overflow from a fountain.
a portion crowded out of an overfilled place:
to house the overflow of the museum’s collection in another building.
an excess or superabundance:
an overflow of applicants for the job.
an outlet or receptacle for excess liquid:
The tank is equipped with an overflow.
[oh-ver-flahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈflaɪ/
verb (used with object), overflew, overflown, overflying.
to over (a specified area, territory, country, etc.):
The plane lost its way and overflew foreign territory.
to fly farther than or beyond; overshoot.
to fly over or past instead of making a scheduled stop:
to overfly Philadelphia because of bad weather.
verb (used without object), overflew, overflown, overflying.
to fly over a particular territory, country, etc.:
The plane approached the border but never overflew.
verb (ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ) -flows, -flowing -flowed, (formerly) -flown
to flow or run over (a limit, brim, bank, etc)
to fill or be filled beyond capacity so as to spill or run over
(intransitive) usually foll by with. to be filled with happiness, tears, etc
(transitive) to spread or cover over; flood or inundate
overflowing matter, esp liquid
any outlet that enables surplus liquid to be discharged or drained off, esp one just below the top of a tank or cistern
the amount by which a limit, capacity, etc, is exceeded
(computing) a condition that occurs when numeric operations produce results too large to store in the memory space assigned to it
verb -flies, -flying, -flew, -flown
(transitive) to fly over (a territory) or past (a point)
Old English oferfleow “to flow across, flood, inundate,” also “to flow over (a brim or bank);” see over- + flow (v.). Related: Overflowed; overflowing.
1580s, “act of overflowing,” from overflow (v.).
- Overflow pdl
jargon The place where you put things when your pdl is full. If you don’t have one and too many things get pushed, you forget something. The overflow pdl for a person’s memory might be a memo pad. This usage inspired the following doggerel: Hey, diddle, diddle The overflow pdl To get a little more […]
[oh-ver-flahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈflaɪ/ verb (used with object), overflew, overflown, overflying. 1. to over (a specified area, territory, country, etc.): The plane lost its way and overflew foreign territory. 2. to fly farther than or beyond; overshoot. 3. to fly over or past instead of making a scheduled stop: to overfly Philadelphia because of bad weather. […]
[foh-kuh s] /ˈfoʊ kəs/ noun, plural focuses, foci [foh-sahy, -kahy] /ˈfoʊ saɪ, -kaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity: The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts. 2. Physics. a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being […]
/ˈəʊvəˌfəʊld/ noun 1. (geology) a fold in which one or both limbs have been inclined more than 90° from their original orientation