from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To look over or at from a higher place.
- transitive v. To rise above, especially so as to afford a view over: The tower overlooks the sea.
- transitive v. To fail to notice or consider; miss.
- transitive v. To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard.
- transitive v. To look over; examine.
- transitive v. To watch over; oversee. See Synonyms at supervise.
- n. An elevated place that affords an extensive view: a scenic overlook.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of
- v. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
- v. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
- v. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
- v. To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
- v. To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of.
- transitive v. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
- transitive v. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
- transitive v. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
- transitive v. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe.
- transitive v. To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look over; view from a higher place; see from a higher position.
- To rise or be elevated above; rise so high as to afford the means of looking down on.
- To view fully; look over; peruse; read.
- To keep an eye on; inspect; superintend; oversee; care for or watch over.
- To look beyond or by so as to fail to see, or so as to disregard or neglect; pay no attention to; disregard; hence, to pass over indulgently; excuse; forbear to punish or censure.
- To bewitch by looking on; confound; unsettle.
- A coined word used in the textile and other similar trades to describe a stitch made by a sewing-machine which, on the cut edge of a single thickness of material, or in joining the edges of two pieces of material, makes covering stitches which conceal the otherwise projecting thread-ends, and at the same time locks the stitches so as to give strength to the artificial selvage or seam thus made; also applied to the machine which makes this artificial selvage or over-seam.
- n. A strong-growing leguminous twining plant of the tropics, Canavalia ensiformis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. look down on
- n. a high place affording a good view
- v. be oriented in a certain direction
- v. look past, fail to notice
- v. watch over
- v. leave undone or leave out
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