Definitions

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  • adj. uppermost; outermost

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Uppermost; outermost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Uppermost.

Etymologies

over +‎ -est (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After that Manasses her husband died, anon she went into the overest part of her house in which she made a privy bed, which she and her servants closed, and having on her body a hair, had fasted all the days of her life save

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • It is said in the History Scholastic that David the king, willing to increase and make more the service of God, instituted twenty-four bishops or high priests, of whom one was overest and greatest, and was named prince of the priests, and he ordained that each priest should serve a week.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • And this pinnacle after long time fell, and remained in the overest part of the temple.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • And this is signified in Tobit, where Raphael bound the devil in the overest desert.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

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