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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. From one end to the other: the overall length of the house.
  • adj. Including everything; comprehensive: the overall costs of medical care.
  • adj. Regarded as a whole; general: My overall impression was favorable.
  • adv. On the whole; generally: enjoyed the performance overall.
  • n. Chiefly British A loose-fitting protective outer garment; a smock.
  • n. Loose-fitting trousers, usually of strong fabric, with a bib front and shoulder straps, often worn over regular clothing as protection from dirt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. All-encompassing.
  • adv. Generally; with everything considered.
  • n. A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.
  • n. A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. everywhere.
  • prep. placed over or upon other bearings, and therefore hinding them in part; -- said of a charge.
  • adv. Everywhere.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • All over; in all directions; everywhere; generally.
  • Beyond everything; preëminently; especially.
  • n. An external covering; specifically, in the plural, loose trousers of a light, strong material, worn over others by workmen to protect them from being soiled; also, in the plural, waterproof leggings.
  • In measurements, extending from one extreme limit to the other; including the whole extent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)
  • n. a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work
  • adj. involving only main features
  • adj. including everything

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over +‎ all (Wiktionary)

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