from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cover (something) with writing.
- transitive v. To write about in an artificial or an excessively elaborate, wordy style.
- transitive v. Computer Science To destroy or lose (old data) by recording new data over it: accidentally overwrote an important document.
- transitive v. Computer Science To record (new data) on top of already stored data, thus destroying the old data: overwrote an updated document on top of an earlier draft.
- intransitive v. To write artificial, excessively elaborate, or wordy prose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To destroy old data by recording new data over it.
- v. To cover in writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To write over some other writing, or to cover, as a manuscript, with other writing.
- To superscribe; entitle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data
From over- + write. (Wiktionary)