Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To ride across.
  • transitive verb To ride beyond.
  • transitive verb To trample on.
  • transitive verb To ride (a horse) too hard.
  • transitive verb To prevail over; conquer.
  • transitive verb To declare null and void; set aside.
  • transitive verb To counteract the normal operation of (an automatic control).
  • transitive verb To extend over; overlap.
  • noun A sales commission collected by an executive in addition to the commission received by a subordinate salesperson.
  • noun A mechanism or system used to counteract an automatic control.
  • noun The act or an instance of nullifying.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To ride over; hence, to trample down; supersede: as, a decision that overrides all previous decisions.
  • To ride too much; fatigue by riding.
  • To outride; pass in riding.
  • In surgery, to overlap: said of a fragment of a broken bone in relation to another fragment.

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

  • transitive verb To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.
  • transitive verb To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to nullify
  • transitive verb To countermand; to overrule.
  • transitive verb To replace (one system with another).
  • transitive verb obsolete To ride beyond; to pass; to outride.
  • transitive verb To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its strength.

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

  • verb To ride across or beyond something.
  • verb To ride a horse too hard.
  • verb To counteract the normal operation of something.
  • verb software To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
  • noun A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.
  • noun A royalty.
  • noun A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.

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

  • verb prevail over
  • noun the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
  • noun a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  • verb ride (a horse) too hard
  • verb counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
  • verb rule against

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From over- +‎ ride.

Examples

  • Cook hearing the testimony from rasmussen and harrell made it seem like a veto override is unlikely. they both spoke pretty passionately against the bill. rasmussen less so, but it seems like he doesn't ever really get passionate about anything, so who knows. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds

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  • Michael says: cboldt: – the 2/3 for a veto override is explicitly in the Constitution.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Does Marshall Field v. Clark Preclude a Challenge to “Deem and Pass”?

  • It is her ambition, her dream that once again override the need of people and the country, even her own party.

    Schneider: The electability argument falls flat

  • We don't want an override from the federal government.

    A Fork in the Road

  • One of the things that both Marty Lederman and Doug Kmiec agree on is that the President is authorized to disagree with -- and thus, presumably, to "override" -- OLC opinons that he/she objects to.

    Balkinization

  • One of the things that both Marty Lederman and Doug Kmiec agree on is that the President is authorized to disagree with -- and thus, presumably, to "override" -- OLC opinons that he/she objects to.

    Balkinization

  • One of the things that both Marty Lederman and Doug Kmiec agree on is that the President is authorized to disagree with -- and thus, presumably, to "override" -- OLC opinons that he/she objects to.

    Balkinization

  • One of the things that both Marty Lederman and Doug Kmiec agree on is that the President is authorized to disagree with -- and thus, presumably, to "override" -- OLC opinons that he/she objects to.

    Balkinization

  • One of the things that both Marty Lederman and Doug Kmiec agree on is that the President is authorized to disagree with -- and thus, presumably, to "override" -- OLC opinons that he/she objects to.

    Balkinization

  • One of the things that both Marty Lederman and Doug Kmiec agree on is that the President is authorized to disagree with -- and thus, presumably, to "override" -- OLC opinons that he/she objects to.

    Balkinization

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