[verb oh-ver-hang; noun oh-ver-hang] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈhæŋ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌhæŋ/
verb (used with object), overhung, overhanging.
to or be suspended over:
A great chandelier overhung the ballroom.
to extend, project, or jut over:
A wide balcony overhangs the garden.
to impend over or threaten, as danger or evil; loom over:
The threat of war overhung Europe.
to spread throughout; permeate; pervade:
the melancholy that overhung the proceedings.
Informal. to hover over, as a threat or menace:
Unemployment continues to overhang the economic recovery.
verb (used without object), overhung, overhanging.
to over; project or jut out over something below:
How far does the balcony overhang?
something that extends or juts out over; projection.
the extent of projection, as of the bow of a ship.
Informal. an excess or surplus:
an overhang of office space in midtown.
a threat or menace:
to face the overhang of foreign reprisals.
Architecture. a projecting upper part of a building, as a roof or balcony.
verb (ˌəʊvəˈhæŋ) -hangs, -hanging, -hung
to project or extend beyond (a surface, building, etc)
(transitive) to hang or be suspended over
(transitive) to menace, threaten, or dominate
a formation, object, part of a structure, etc, that extends beyond or hangs over something, such as an outcrop of rock overhanging a mountain face
the amount or extent of projection
(finance) the shares, collectively, that the underwriters have to buy when a new issue has not been fully taken up by the market
1590s, from over- + hang (v.). Related: Overhung; overhanging.
“fact of overhanging,” 1864, from overhang (v.).
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[oh-ver-hey-stee] /ˈoʊ vərˈheɪ sti/ adjective 1. excessively ; rash: overhasty judgment.
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[adverb oh-ver-hed; adjective, noun oh-ver-hed] /adverb ˈoʊ vərˈhɛd; adjective, noun ˈoʊ vərˌhɛd/ adverb 1. over one’s ; aloft; up in the air or sky, especially near the zenith: There was a cloud overhead. 2. so as to be completely submerged or deeply involved: to plunge overhead in water; to sink overhead in debt. adjective 3. […]