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transitive verb

: to draw a line or lines over or above


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: a printed line usually underlined and of a smaller size or different typeface than the headline proper run above a headline and designed to introduce or identify the matter of the story or provoke to read on
: the title or explanatory matter above a picture or cartoon in a newspaper or periodical
: an insertion, correction, or alteration made above the printed or manuscript line it applies to
distinquished from underline

Word History


Transitive verb

over entry 1 + line


over entry 3 + line

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“Overline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overline. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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