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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

Full Definition of overhead

  1. :  above one's head :  aloft


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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

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

  1. Her company has very little overhead.



1914

First Known Use of overhead

1914



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