verb over·pass \ˌō-vər-ˈpas\

Definition of OVERPASS

transitive verb
:  to pass across, over, or beyond :  cross; also :  surpass

Examples of OVERPASS

  1. <to keep peace in the family, he was forced to overpass his in-laws' frequent put-downs>
  2. <a filmmaker whose technical bravura overpasses his ability to tell a coherent story>

First Known Use of OVERPASS

14th century


noun over·pass \ˈō-vər-ˌpas\

: a bridge that allows a road or railroad to cross over another

Full Definition of OVERPASS

:  a crossing of two highways or of a highway and pedestrian path or railroad at different levels where clearance to traffic on the lower level is obtained by elevating the higher level; also :  the upper level of such a crossing

Examples of OVERPASS

  1. Boys stood beneath the highway overpass.
  2. Traffic was stalled on the overpass.

First Known Use of OVERPASS

OVERPASS Defined for Kids


noun over·pass \ˈō-vər-ˌpas\

Definition of OVERPASS for Kids

:  a crossing (as of two highways or a highway and a railroad) at different levels usually by means of a bridge
:  the upper level of an overpass


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