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overflow

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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o=ver=flow
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12 in 11 verses (in OT : 9 in 9 verses) (in NT : 3 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

overflowv. t. [AS. oferflwan. See Over, and Flow.].
  •  To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm.  [1913 Webster]
    "The northern nations overflowed all Christendom."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full.  [1913 Webster]
overflowv. i. 
  •  To run over the bounds.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be superabundant; to abound.  Rogers.  [1913 Webster]
overflown. 
  •  A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a superabundance.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid.  [1913 Webster]
Overflow meeting, a meeting constituted of the surplus or overflow of another audience.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overflow, v. & n.
--v.
1 tr. a flow over (the brim, limits, etc.). b flow over the brim or limits of.
2 intr. a (of a receptacle etc.) be so full that the contents overflow it (until the cup was overflowing). b (of contents) overflow a container.
3 tr. (of a crowd etc.) extend beyond the limits of (a room etc.).
4 tr. flood (a surface or area).
5 intr. (foll. by with) be full of.
6 intr. (of kindness, a harvest, etc.) be very abundant.
--n. (also attrib.)
1 what overflows or is superfluous (mop up the overflow; put the overflow audience in another room).
2 an instance of overflowing (overflow occurs when both systems are run together).
3 (esp. in a bath or sink) an outlet for excess water etc.
4 Computing the generation of a number having more digits than the assigned location.

Idiom
overflow meeting a meeting for those who cannot be accommodated at the main gathering.
Etymology
OE oferflowan (as OVER-, FLOW)

THESAURUS

overflow

abound, abundance, affluence, alluvion, alluvium, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, avalanche, bonanza, bountifulness, bountiousness, bristle with, bumper crop, cascade, cataclysm, cataract, cloud of words, congestion, copiousness, crawl with, creep with, deluge, diffuseness, diffusion, diffusiveness, drown, effusion, effusiveness, engorgement, engulf, engulfment, extravagance, exuberance, exuberate, fecundity, fertility, fill, flood, flooding, flow, fluency, foison, formlessness, full measure, fullness, generosity, generousness, glut, great abundance, great plenty, gush, gushing, hyperemia, inundate, inundation, know no bounds, landslide, lavishness, liberality, liberalness, logorrhea, lots, luxuriance, luxuriate, macrology, maximum, more than enough, much, myriad, myriads, numerousness, opulence, opulency, outpour, outpouring, overabound, overabundance, overbrim, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge, overfill, overflowing, overfreight, overfullness, overgrow, overkill, overload, overmuch, overplus, overrun, overrunning, overspill, overspread, overswarm, overweight, overwhelm, palilogy, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, pleonasm, plethora, pour, pour out, pour over, prevalence, prodigality, productiveness, productivity, profuseness, profusion, proliferate, prolificacy, prolificity, pullulate, quantities, rain, rampancy, rankness, redundancy, reiteration, reiterativeness, repetition for effect, repetitiveness, repleteness, repletion, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, riot, riotousness, run over, run riot, satiety, saturation, scads, shower, slop, slosh, spate, spill, spill out, spill over, spillage, stream, submerge, submersion, substantiality, substantialness, superabound, superabundance, superfluity, superflux, supersaturation, surcharge, surfeit, surplus, surplusage, swamp, swarm, swarm with, sweep, talkativeness, tautology, teem, teem with, teemingness, the Deluge, the Flood, tirade, torrent, washout, wealth, well, whelm, whelming

ROGET THESAURUS

overflow

Redundancy

N redundancy, redundance, too much, too many, superabundance, superfluity, superfluence, saturation, nimiety, transcendency, exuberance, profuseness, profusion, repletion, enough in all conscience, satis superque, lion's share, more than enough, plethora, engorgement, congestion, load, surfeit, sickener, turgescence, overdose, overmeasure, oversupply, overflow, inundation, avalanche, accumulation, heap, drug, drug in the market, glut, crowd, burden, excess, surplus, overplus, epact, margin, remainder, duplicate, surplusage, expletive, work of supererogation, bonus, bonanza, luxury, intemperance, extravagance, exorbitance, lavishment, pleonasm, too many irons in the fire, embarras de richesses, redundant, too much, too many, exuberant, inordinate, superabundant, excessive, overmuch, replete, profuse, lavish, prodigal, exorbitant, overweening, extravagant, overcharged, supersaturated, drenched, overflowing, running over, running to waste, running down, crammed to overflowing, filled to overflowing, gorged, ready to burst, dropsical, turgid, plethoric, obese, superfluous, unnecessary, needless, supervacaneous, uncalled for, to spare, in excess, over and above, de trop, adscititious, supernumerary, on one's hands, spare, duplicate, supererogatory, expletive, un peu fort, over, too, over and above, overmuch, too much, too far, without measure, beyond measure, out of measure, with a to spare, over head and ears, up to one's eyes, up to one's ears, extra, beyond the mark, acervatim, it never rains but it pours, fortuna multis dat nimium nulli satis, Degree of Subservience.

VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.

VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.


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