overwater

verb
over·​wa·​ter | \ ˌō-vər-ˈwȯ-tər How to pronounce overwater (audio) , -ˈwä- \
overwatered; overwatering

Definition of overwater

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive + intransitive

: to water (something) too much : to give too much water to (something) overwatered the plants Do not overwater.

overwater

adjective

Definition of overwater (Entry 2 of 3)

: situated or occurring over a body of water overwater flights You can extend your walk all the way south to Fairhaven if you're up to it, enjoying the two overwater walkways connected by solid gravel paths.— John Stark

overwater

adverb

Definition of overwater (Entry 3 of 3)

: over or across a body of water flew overwater

First Known Use of overwater

Verb

1691, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1889, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Overwater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overwater. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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