American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare.
- v. To pass over or across; traverse.
- v. To go beyond; surpass.
- v. To go over (a limit or boundary); transgress.
- v. To overlook or disregard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass over; cross.
- To pass by; pass by without notice or regard; omit to notice or include; overlook.
- To pass through; pass; spend.
- To surpass.
- n. A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.
- v. To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.
- v. transitive To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.
- v. transitive To disregard, skip, or miss something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To go over or beyond; to cross
- v. To pass above; -- of roadways and other paths.
- v. To pass over; to omit; to overlook; to disregard.
- v. rare To surpass; to excel.
- v. To pass over, away, or off.
- n. A road or other pathway which passes over another road, railroad, or other path.
- n. bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
“This time, I photographed the overpass from the western side (my first set of photos were taken from the eastern side).”
“Liberty Street overpass is currently being repaired.”
“Also, the overpass is not at the end or beginning of a road so you have to walk a hundred meters to get to them and then walk back.”
“The area between the Embassy Inn and the old Elmira, Cortland, & Northern railroad overpass is dominated by apartment complexes.”
“Anonymous writes: “I think the pedestrian overpass is planned for the North side of the railroad tracks, and will not be very close to the “Monster” garage site.””
“I think the pedestrian overpass is planned for the North side of the railroad tracks, and will not be very close to the “Monster” garage site.”
“The overpass is the bump in the distance in this shot from the Golden Ears Bridge website.”
“Robert found his way to the overpass, which is on Woods 'property, and climbed over a protective fence.”
“Within an hour the overpass, which is traditionally a trouble spot, was back open.”
“Actually, building the overpass is the fast part of the project since it will take around 18 months.”
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