Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Forming an arch overhead or above.
  • adjective Encompassing, extensive, or general.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Forming an arch (over something).
  • adjective Dominating or overshadowing all other considerations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of overarch.
  • adjective That forms an overhead arch
  • adjective by extension all-embracing or overwhelming

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Braun's financial advisers offered additional information about her CMB One Corp., which they described as the overarching company she has set up to handle everything from her public speaking income to her fledgling organic foods business.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • NAB President Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:

    B&C - Advertising News

  • NAB President Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:

    B&C - Advertising News

  • NAB President Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:

    B&C - Advertising News

  • NAB president Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:

    Multichannel News: Business News

  • NAB President Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:

    B&C - Advertising News

  • NAB President Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:

    B&C - Advertising News

  • NAB president Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:

    Multichannel News: Business News

  • At a macro-level, the government has a large role it has to play to integrate the issue of the environment within overarching development policy.

    Beverly Bell: An Alternative Environmental Future for Haiti

  • At a macro-level, the government has a large role it has to play to integrate the issue of the environment within overarching development policy.

    Beverly Bell: An Alternative Environmental Future for Haiti

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Okay. Is it overARKing or overARCHing? I keep hearing both.

    May 6, 2014

  • I've never heard overARKing, long may that state of affairs continue.

    May 6, 2014

  • Thank you, bilby.

    May 7, 2014