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overhead

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adverb over·head \ˌō-vər-ˈhed\

Simple Definition of overhead

  • : above someone's head : in the sky or space above someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overhead

  1. :  above one's head :  aloft

Examples of overhead in a sentence

  1. A chandelier hung directly overhead.

  2. People were making noise in the balcony overhead.



15th Century

First Known Use of overhead

15th century


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adjective over·head \ˈō-vər-ˌhed\

Definition of overhead

  1. 1 a :  operating, lying, or coming from above b :  having the driving part above the part driven <valves operated by an overhead camshaft>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to overhead <overhead costs>



1874

First Known Use of overhead

1874


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noun over·head \ˈō-vər-ˌhed\

Simple Definition of overhead

  • : costs for rent, heat, electricity, etc., that a business must pay and that are not related to what the business sells

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overhead

  1. 1 :  business expenses (as rent, insurance, or heating) not chargeable to a particular part of the work or product

  2. 2 :  ceiling; especially :  the ceiling of a ship's compartment

  3. 3 :  a stroke in a racket game made above head height :  smash

Examples of overhead in a sentence

  1. Her company has very little overhead.



1914

First Known Use of overhead

1914


OVERHEAD Defined for Kids

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overhead

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adverb over·head \ˌō-vər-ˈhed\

Definition of overhead for Students

  1. :  above someone's head :  in the sky or space above someone <A chandelier hung directly overhead.>




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overhead

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adjective over·head \ˈō-vər-ˌhed\

Definition of overhead for Students

  1. :  placed in the space above someone <an overhead light>




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overhead

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noun over·head \ˈō-vər-ˌhed\

Definition of overhead for Students

  1. :  the general expenses (as for rent or heat) of a business




Law Dictionary

overhead

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noun over·head \ˈō-vər-ˌhed\

Legal Definition of overhead

  1. :  business expenses (as rent or insurance) not chargeable to a particular part of the work or product





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