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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

overhang

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Definition of overhang for English Language Learners

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

overhang

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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

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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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