American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To project or extend beyond.
- v. To loom over: The threat of nuclear war overhangs modern society.
- v. To ornament with hangings.
- v. To project over something that lies beneath. See Synonyms at bulge.
- n. A projecting part, such as an architectural structure or a rock formation.
- n. An amount of projection: an overhang of six inches.
- n. Nautical The part of a bow or stern that projects over the water.
- n. A supply of a commodity in excess of what can easily be disposed of: An unusually warm winter created an overhang in oil stocks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impend or hang over; jut or project over; hence, to threaten.
- To overdo with ornamentation.
- To support from above.
- To jut over: opposed to batter.
- n. A projecting part; also, the extent to which some part projects: as, the overhang of the ship's stern is 20 feet.
- v. transitive To hang over (something).
- n. The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.
- n. That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.
- n. A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one's genitals, a FUPA
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To impend or hang over.
- v. To hang over; to jut or project over.
- v. To jut over.
- n. (Arch.) In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a projection; also, the measure of the projection.
- n. The projection of an upper part (as a roof, an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the lower part
- n. (Naut.) The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.
- n. (Mach.) The projection of a part beyond another part that is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is supported
- v. be suspended over or hang over
- v. project over
- n. projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
- Old English oferhangan, corresponding to over- + hang. (Wiktionary)
“The Uniform Building Code allows buildings to overhang adjacent public streets if the underside of the overhang is at least a certain height above the street.”
“And I think that that is definitely a good thing because we certainly have more speakers of Spanish in this country than we have speakers of French, and that business with the French was kind of an overhang from the old days, kind of like our post-G. I.”
“Instead, said UPS employee decided to toss the item onto my patio, where there is a slight overhang from the patio above, but this does little to nothing at keeping rain from falling to the patio below.”
“You can see how the weight of the overhang is supported by the odd angles underneath it.”
“That extreme overhang is a rare opportunity for a “glass-bottom house.””
“The Bernstein analysts wrote, "while we feel this issue will likely not prove to be a material long-term overhang for the group, we feel it does expose the sector to headline risk in the near-term until it is resolved.”
“Place the batter into an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) square pan lined with aluminum foil (cut the foil large enough to overhang from the sides of the pan) smoothing it with the back of a spoon and bake in a preheated oven (325°F-165°C) for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out slightly moist.”
“RBC Capital Markets said unless Forest can reach a "reasonable" settlement with Teva, the patent litigation will remain a near-term overhang on the stock.”
“For his part, Kessel suggests the matter could be a near-term overhang for the company until it is resolved, but he still likes its outlook for the longer haul.”
“Factors that could cause near-term overhang for the future are pending inquiries from the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission, recent governance scrutiny and new shareholder litigation, the analyst said.”
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