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overhang

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verb over·hang \ˈō-vər-ˌhaŋ, ˌō-vər-ˈhaŋ\

Definition of overhang

overhung

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overhanging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to project over

  3. 2 :  to impend over :  threaten

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to project so as to be over something

Examples of overhang in a sentence

  1. A cliff overhangs the trail.

  2. The patio was overhung by a canopy.

  3. The path was overhung with willow trees.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of overhang

before 12th century


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overhang

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noun over·hang \ˈō-vər-ˌhaŋ\

Definition of overhang

  1. 1 :  something that overhangs; also :  the extent of the overhanging

  2. 2 :  the part of the bow or stern of a ship that projects over the water above the waterline

  3. 3 :  a projection of the roof or upper story of a building beyond the wall of the lower part

  4. 4 :  an excess amount of a commodity or security the selling of which often drives down the value of that kind of commodity or security <share overhang>

Examples of overhang in a sentence

  1. The overhang of the roof cast a shadow on the ground.

  2. <a recess in the face of the cliff that is hidden by the thick vines dangling from the jagged overhang above>

Illustration of overhang

1853

First Known Use of overhang

1853


OVERHANG Defined for English Language Learners

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overhang

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verb over·hang \ˈō-vər-ˌhaŋ, ˌō-vər-ˈhaŋ\

Definition of overhang for English Language Learners

  • : to stick out beyond or hang over (something)


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overhang

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noun over·hang \ˈō-vər-ˌhaŋ\

Definition of overhang for English Language Learners

  • : a part that sticks out or hangs over something

  • : the amount by which something hangs over something else


OVERHANG Defined for Kids

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overhang

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verb over·hang \ˈō-vər-ˌhaŋ\

Definition of overhang for Students

overhung

\-ˌhəŋ\

overhanging

  1. :  to stick out or hang over <The dismal drizzle caused the overhanging leaves to drip … — Avi, Crispin>


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overhang

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noun over·hang

Definition of overhang for Students

  1. :  a part that overhangs <the overhang of a roof>


Medical Dictionary

overhang

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noun over·hang \ˈō-vər-ˌhaŋ\

Medical Definition of overhang

  1. :  a portion of a filling that extends beyond the normal contour of a tooth



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