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[oh-ver-ahr-ching] /ˌoʊ vərˈɑr tʃɪŋ/

forming an arch above:
great trees with overarching branches.
encompassing or overshadowing everything:
The community’s overarching needs are more jobs and better housing.
[oh-ver-ahrch] /ˌoʊ vərˈɑrtʃ/
verb (used with object)
to span with or like an :
A new bridge overarches the river.
verb (used without object)
to form an over something:
a cerulean sky overarching in the early twilight.
overall; all-encompassing: an overarching concept
(transitive) to form an arch over

1720, from present participle of verb overarch (1660s), from over- + arch (v.).


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