from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue.
- transitive v. To affect so strongly as to make helpless or ineffective; overwhelm.
- transitive v. To supply with excessive mechanical power.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To subdue someone by superior force.
- v. To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield by superior power; to vanquish; to subdue.
- n. A dominating power.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Too great a power; extensive power.
- To vanquish by superior power or force; subdue; reduce to silence, inaction, or submission; defeat.
- To be too intense or violent for: overcome by intensity; overwhelm: as, his emotions overpowered him.
- Synonyms Beat, Overwhelm, etc. (see defeat), overbear, master, crush.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. overcome by superior force
- v. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
From over- + power. (Wiktionary)