overflow

  • 1Overflow — O ver*flow , n. 1. A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a superabundance. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2overflow — ► VERB 1) flow over the brim of a receptacle. 2) be excessively full or crowded. 3) (overflow with) be very full of (an emotion). ► NOUN 1) the overflowing of a liquid. 2) the excess not able to be accommodated by a space …

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  • 3overflow — [n] flood, inundation advance, cataclysm, cataract, congestion, deluge, discharge, encroachment, enforcement, engorgement, excess, exuberance, flash flood, flooding, infringement, niagara, overabundance, overcrowding, overkill, overmuch,… …

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  • 4overflow — [ō΄vər flō′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər flō΄] vt. 1. to flow over or across; flood 2. to flow over the brim or edge of 3. to cause to overflow by filling beyond capacity vi. 1. to flow beyond the limits; run over 2. to be more than full or …

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  • 5Overflow — O ver*flow , v. i. 1. To run over the bounds. [1913 Webster] 2. To be superabundant; to abound. Rogers. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6Overflow — O ver*flow , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overflowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overflowing}.] [AS. oferfl?wan. See {Over}, and {Flow}.] 1. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 7Overflow — (engl. für Überlauf, überfließen) bezeichnet: in der Informatik: einen Arithmetischen Überlauf einen Pufferüberlauf einen japanischen Erogē Produzenten: 0verflow Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 8overflow — index balance (amount in excess), cataclysm, inundate, outflow, overage, plethora, surfeit, surplus Burton s …

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  • 9overflow — *teem, swarm, abound …

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  • 10overflow — as a verb, has the past form and past participle overflowed …

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  • 11overflow — I UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈfləʊ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈfloʊ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms overflow : present tense I/you/we/they overflow he/she/it overflows present participle overflowing past tense overflowed past participle overflowed 1) a) to flow… …

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  • 12Overflow — Contents 1 Computing and telecommunications 2 Water Overflow may refer to: Computing and telecommunications Buffer …

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  • 13overflow — o|ver|flow1 [ˌəuvəˈfləu US ˌouvərˈflou] v [I and T] 1.) if a river, lake, or container overflows, it is so full that the liquid or material inside flows over its edges ▪ The drains flooded and water overflowed down the main street. ▪ The river… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14overflow — overflowable, adj. overflowingly, adv. v. /oh veuhr floh /; n. /oh veuhr floh /, v., overflowed, overflown, overflowing, n. v.i. 1. to flow or run over, as rivers or water: After the thaw, the river overflows and causes great damage. 2. to have… …

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  • 15overflow — o|ver|flow1 [ ,ouvər flou ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to flow over the top of a container because it is too full: The bathtub s overflowing! overflow with: ashtrays overflowing with cigarette ends a ) if a river or lake overflows, it… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16overflow — overflows, overflowing, overflowed (The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)flo͟ʊ[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)floʊ[/t]].) 1) VERB: no passive If a liquid or a river overflows, it flows over the edges of the container or place it is in.… …

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