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

  • adv. Over or as if over the side of a boat or ship.
  • idiom go overboard To go to extremes, especially as a result of enthusiasm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. excessive; too much
  • adv. over the edge; especially, off or outside of a boat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Over the side of a ship, usually into the water; out of or from on board a ship: as, to fall overboard.

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

  • adv. to extremes
  • adv. from on board a vessel into the water


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