Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To project or extend over.
  • intransitive verb To loom over.
  • intransitive verb To project over something.
  • noun A projecting part, such as an architectural structure or a rock formation.
  • noun An amount of projection.
  • noun Nautical The part of a bow or stern that projects over the water.
  • noun An excess of supply or capacity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A projecting part; also, the extent to which some part projects: as, the overhang of the ship's stern is 20 feet.
  • To impend or hang over; jut or project over; hence, to threaten.
  • To overdo with ornamentation.
  • To support from above.
  • To jut over: opposed to batter.

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

  • intransitive verb To jut over.
  • noun (Arch.) In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a projection; also, the measure of the projection.
  • noun The projection of an upper part (as a roof, an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the lower part
  • noun (Naut.) The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.
  • noun (Mach.) The projection of a part beyond another part that is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is supported
  • transitive verb rare To impend or hang over.
  • transitive verb To hang over; to jut or project over.

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

  • verb transitive To hang over (something).
  • noun The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.
  • noun That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.
  • noun A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one's genitals, a FUPA

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

  • verb be suspended over or hang over
  • verb project over
  • noun projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English oferhangan, corresponding to over- +‎ hang.

Examples

  • The Uniform Building Code allows buildings to overhang adjacent public streets if the underside of the overhang is at least a certain height above the street.

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  • Instead, said UPS employee decided to toss the item onto my patio, where there is a slight overhang from the patio above, but this does little to nothing at keeping rain from falling to the patio below.

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  • You can see how the weight of the overhang is supported by the odd angles underneath it.

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  • That extreme overhang is a rare opportunity for a “glass-bottom house.”

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  • Instead, said UPS employee decided to toss the item onto my patio, where there is a slight overhang from the patio above, but this does little to nothing at keeping rain from falling to the patio below.

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  • The Bernstein analysts wrote, "while we feel this issue will likely not prove to be a material long-term overhang for the group, we feel it does expose the sector to headline risk in the near-term until it is resolved."

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  • Place the batter into an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) square pan lined with aluminum foil (cut the foil large enough to overhang from the sides of the pan) smoothing it with the back of a spoon and bake in a preheated oven (325°F-165°C) for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out slightly moist.

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  • Place the batter into an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) square pan lined with aluminum foil (cut the foil large enough to overhang from the sides of the pan) smoothing it with the back of a spoon and bake in a preheated oven (325°F-165°C) for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out slightly moist.

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  • RBC Capital Markets said unless Forest can reach a "reasonable" settlement with Teva, the patent litigation will remain a near-term overhang on the stock.

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