American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Forming an arch overhead or above: overarching branches.
- adj. Extending over or throughout: "I am not sure whether the missing ingredient . . . is surprise or an overarching radiance” ( John Simon).
- v. present participle of overarch.
- adj. That forms an overhead arch
- adj. by extension all-embracing or overwhelming
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Forming an arch (over something).
- adj. Dominating or overshadowing all other considerations.
“Braun's financial advisers offered additional information about her CMB One Corp., which they described as the overarching company she has set up to handle everything from her public speaking income to her fledgling organic foods business.”
“NAB president Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:”
“NAB President Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:”
“At a macro-level, the government has a large role it has to play to integrate the issue of the environment within overarching development policy.”
“This article articulates my main overarching criticism.”
“Not only are questions open, they are not fixed within overarching guideposts.”
“Whereas each episode of The Sopranos advanced certain overarching plot points but was essentially self-contained, anyone who tries to plumb the complexities of The Wire by tuning in at mid-season is likely to be lost.”
“It felt—nearly twenty-five hundred years after Hippocrates had naively coined the overarching term karkinos—that modern oncology was hardly any more sophisticated in its taxonomy of cancer.”
“Today, in response to the need for a comprehensive and integrated approach to unlock the full benefits of sustainable water management and sanitation for poverty reduction and economic growth in Africa, co-ordination is taking place between Governments and development institutions through a number of major policy instruments, namely the overarching framework of the NEPAD Water”
“The "overarching" goal of the strategy, Obama said in a Dec. 1, 2009, speech delivered at the U.S.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘overarching’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
above; upper; superior; eminent
All my favourite words that I come across!
Words as I learn them.
Words which are highly likely to be found in the work of learned writers.
My first list of new words
Looking for tweets for overarching.