Definition of overarching
1 : forming an arch overhead <an overarching bower> <an overarching bridge>
2 : dominating or embracing all else <overarching goals> <overarching ambition> <projects of overarching public benefit — Bob Katz>
Examples of overarching in a sentence
Computer downtime is an overarching problem in all departments.
First Known Use of overarching
OVERARCHING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overarching for English Language Learners
: including or influencing every part of something
Learn More about overarching
Britannica English: Translation of overarching for Arabic speakers
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up overarching? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).