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overawed | overawful | overbalance | overbarren | overbattle | overbear | overbearing | overbearingly | overbearingness | overbend | overbid


Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


overbearv. t. 
  •  To bear down or carry down, as by excess of weight, power, force, etc.; to overcome; to suppress.  [1913 Webster]
    "The point of reputation, when the news first came of the battle lost, did overbear the reason of war."  [1913 Webster]
    "Overborne with weight the Cyprians fell."  [1913 Webster]
    "They are not so ready to overbear the adversary who goes out of his own country to meet them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To domineer over; to overcome by insolence.  [1913 Webster]
overbearv. i. 
     To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.  [1913 Webster]


overbear, v.tr. (past -bore; past part. -borne)
1 (as overbearing adj.) a domineering, masterful. b overpowering.
2 bear down; upset by weight, force, or emotional pressure.
3 put down or repress by power or authority.
4 surpass in importance etc., outweigh.

overbearingly adv. overbearingness n.

For further exploring for "overbear" in Webster Dictionary Online

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