American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. From one end to the other: the overall length of the house.
- adj. Including everything; comprehensive: the overall costs of medical care.
- adj. Regarded as a whole; general: My overall impression was favorable.
- adv. On the whole; generally: enjoyed the performance overall.
- n. Chiefly British A loose-fitting protective outer garment; a smock.
- n. Loose-fitting trousers, usually of strong fabric, with a bib front and shoulder straps, often worn over regular clothing as protection from dirt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- All over; in all directions; everywhere; generally.
- Beyond everything; preëminently; especially.
- n. An external covering; specifically, in the plural, loose trousers of a light, strong material, worn over others by workmen to protect them from being soiled; also, in the plural, waterproof leggings.
- In measurements, extending from one extreme limit to the other; including the whole extent.
- adj. All-encompassing.
- adv. Generally; with everything considered.
- n. UK A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.
- n. in the plural, US A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. [Obs.] everywhere.
- prep. (Her.) placed over or upon other bearings, and therefore hinding them in part; -- said of a charge.
- adv. obsolete Everywhere.
- n. (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)
- n. a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work
- adj. involving only main features
- adj. including everything
- over + all (Wiktionary)
“But she stood by what she called her "overall thesis" about Limbaugh—that he uses racially charged rhetoric about Obama—and played several recent clips of the talk show host to prove her point.”
“The Israeli leader said while there are differences "here and there," there is what he called an overall direction for the U.S. and Israel to pursue what he called a "peace that is defensible" between Israel and Palestinians.”
“He complained about lack of maintenance, unreasonable lease requirements and what he described as overall shoddy treatment.”
“And I served one year as a senior planner and then as a director of planning for what we called the overall base maps for how to use something like two thousand acres of land.”
“They're sticking with a company police for what they call the overall safety of customers and workers.”
“Even as Wall Street overall is set for a record-high payday, Goldman Sachs cut its employees pay this year to the lowest level in more ...”
“Even as Wall Street overall is set for a record-high payday, Goldman Sachs cut its employees 'pay this year to the lowest level in more than a decade, reports the Financial Times.”
“Even as Wall Street overall is set for a record-high payday, Goldman Sachs cut its employees 'pay this year to the lowest level in more ...”
“My favorite overall is “Kami-sama no Iu Tori” by Sunahara Yoshinori”
“Cavendish wins 10th stage; no changes in overall standings”
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