Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To draw against (a bank account) in excess of credit.
  • transitive v. To pull back too far: overdraw a bow.
  • transitive v. To spoil the effect of by exaggeration in telling or describing.
  • intransitive v. To make an overdraft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To withdraw more money from an account than there is credit; to make an overdraft
  • n. Commonly described in graphics technical terms as the process by which during the rendering of a scene, a pixel at a given X,Y location in the final image is replaced by one which is closer to the view point than the existing pixel as determined by their corresponding Z values.
  • n. A value determining/describing “Overdraw” or “Overdraw factor” is commonly the number of times each pixel would have been overwritten in the course of rendering averaged over a given frame or series of frames.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exaggerate; to overdo.
  • transitive v. To make drafts upon or against, in excess of the proper amount or limit; to draw more than the balance in one's account.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To draw or strain too much.
  • To draw upon for a larger sum than is due, or for a sum beyond one's credit: as, to overdraw one's account with a bank.
  • To exaggerate in representation, either in writing, in speech, or in a picture: as, the tale of distress is overdrawn.
  • To make an overdraft.
  • n. An excessive draft or drain; an undue or exhausting demand.
  • n. Same as overdraw-check.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  • v. draw more money from than is available

Etymologies

From over- +‎ draw. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.