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

  • transitive v. To ride across.
  • transitive v. To ride beyond.
  • transitive v. To trample on.
  • transitive v. To ride (a horse) too hard.
  • transitive v. To prevail over; conquer: Budgetary concerns overrode all other considerations.
  • transitive v. To declare null and void; set aside: overrode the President's veto.
  • transitive v. To counteract the normal operation of (an automatic control).
  • transitive v. To extend over; overlap.
  • n. A sales commission collected by an executive in addition to the commission received by a subordinate salesperson.
  • n. See royalty.
  • n. A mechanism or system used to counteract an automatic control.
  • n. The act or an instance of nullifying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


From over- +‎ ride. (Wiktionary)



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