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.
Recent Examples of overarching from the Web
A leading voice in a coalition that resisted the monument designation, Mobley believes Obama failed to comply with the federal Antiquities Act by focusing on an overarching area rather than specific objects of historical and scientific interest.
His overarching political goal was to quickly reunify Germany after...
That is the overarching point that he's made to all of these individuals.
That organization made several overarching recommendations as well as some targeted to specific schools.
Forcefully aggravating Iran in a recent trip to Saudi Arabia, and sporadically bombing Syria and Afghanistan, there is rising concern that the president is making impulsive decisions not grounded in any overarching agenda.
The majority of the defendants named are alleged members and associates of the Luchese crime family, part of an overarching organized criminal enterprise known as La Cosa Nostra, the indictment says.
Ask a few basic questions about how teams engage internally and externally, whether the culture is competitive or collaborative, and whether there are multiple goals or an overarching goal that all teams are trying to achieve.
The statement could reflect overarching doubts among NBA players about the Magic after the franchise has endured a five-year postseason drought.
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Definition of overarching for English Language Learners
: including or influencing every part of something
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