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overhand knot | overhand pitch | overhand stitch | overhanded | overhandle | overhang | overhanging | overhappy | overharden | overhardy | overhaste


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


overhangv. t. 
  •  To impend or hang over.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hang over; to jut or project over.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
overhangv. i. 
     To jut over.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a projection; also, the measure of the projection; as, the overhang is five feet.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The projection of an upper part (as a roof, an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the lower part; as, the overhang of a roof, of the eaves, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The projection of a part beyond another part that is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is supported; as, the overhang of a shaft; i. e., its projection beyond its bearing.  [1913 Webster]


overhang, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. -hung)
1 tr. & intr. project or hang over.
2 tr. menace, preoccupy, threaten.
1 the overhanging part of a structure or rock-formation.
2 the amount by which this projects.



approach, arch over, await, be imminent, be in store, beetle, beetling, bestraddle, bestride, brew, bridge, bulge, come on, confront, draw near, draw nigh, draw on, extend out, extend over, extension, face, forthcome, gather, hang out, hang over, hover, imbricate, impend, impend over, impendence, impendency, imperil, jut, jut out, jutting, lap, lap over, lean over, ledge, lie over, loom, lower, menace, near, overarch, overhanging, overlap, overlie, override, poke, pouch, pout, project, project over, projection, protrude, protrusion, shingle, span, stand out, stick out, threaten, thrust over




VB be high, tower, soar, command, hover, hover over, fly over, orbit, be in orbit, cap, culminate, overhang, hang over, impend, beetle, bestride, ride, mount, perch, surmount, cover, overtop, stand on tiptoe, become high, grow higher, grow taller, upgrow, rise, send into orbit, render high, heighten.

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