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overpass

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verb over·pass \ˌō-vər-ˈpas\

Definition of overpass

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pass across, over, or beyond :  cross; also :  surpass

  3. 2 :  transgress

  4. 3 :  disregard, ignore

Examples of overpass in a sentence

  1. <to keep peace in the family, he was forced to overpass his in-laws' frequent put-downs>

  2. <a filmmaker whose technical bravura overpasses his ability to tell a coherent story>

14th Century

First Known Use of overpass

14th century


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overpass

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noun over·pass \ˈō-vər-ˌpas\

Definition of overpass

  1. :  a crossing of two highways or of a highway and pedestrian path or railroad at different levels where clearance to traffic on the lower level is obtained by elevating the higher level; also :  the upper level of such a crossing

Examples of overpass in a sentence

  1. Boys stood beneath the highway overpass.

  2. Traffic was stalled on the overpass.

1929

First Known Use of overpass

1929


OVERPASS Defined for English Language Learners


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noun over·pass \ˈō-vər-ˌpas\

Definition of overpass for English Language Learners

  • : a bridge that allows a road or railroad to cross over another


OVERPASS Defined for Kids

overpass

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noun over·pass \ˈō-vər-ˌpas\

Definition of overpass for Students

  1. 1 :  a crossing (as of two highways or a highway and a railroad) at different levels usually by means of a bridge

  2. 2 :  the upper level of an overpass



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