Definitions for overallˈoʊ vərˈɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•allˈoʊ vərˈɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌɔl(adv.; adj., n.; adj.)

  1. from one end or limit to the other.

  2. covering or including everything.

  3. (n.)overalls, (used with a pl. v.) loose, sturdy trousers, usu. having a bib with attached shoulder straps, orig. worn over other trousers to protect them while working. long waterproof leggings.

    Category: Clothing

  4. Brit. a smock or loose-fitting housedress.

    Category: Clothing, British

Origin of overall:

bef. 1000; ME overal (adv.), OE ofer eal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overall(noun)

    (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

  2. overall, boilersuit, boilers suit(adj)

    a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

  3. overall(adj)

    involving only main features

    "the overall pattern of his life"

  4. overall(adj)

    including everything

    "the overall cost"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overall(adjective)ˈoʊ vərˈɔl; adj., n. ˈoʊ vərˌɔl

    considering everything, not separate parts

    an overall improvement in home sales; He has taken the overall lead in the 15-stage race.; Overall, she's the best in the group.; Test scores rose overall this year.

Wiktionary

  1. overall(Noun)

    A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.

  2. overall(Noun)

    A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.

  3. overall(Adverb)

    Generally; with everything considered.

  4. overall(Adjective)

    All-encompassing.

Freebase

  1. Overall

    An overall, over all, bib-and-brace overalls, or dungarees, is a type of garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working. Some people call an overall a "pair of overalls" by analogy with "pair of trousers".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Overall

    A single citation covering several articles of various degrees of specificity or a single citation covering papers or abstracts presented at a meeting. A subject overall refers to a series of articles on a single subject; a congress overall refers to papers presented at a formal local, regional, national, or international gathering; a society overall refers to papers presented at an annual, semi-annual, monthly, weekly, or other meeting of a society, academy, institute, hospital, etc. The publication type may be used for a single citation with or without the additional indexing or cataloging of individual papers. The individual papers, however, are not labeled OVERALL.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1712

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2524

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Adverbs Frequency: #382

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Adjectives Frequency: #219

Anagrams of overall

  1. all over, all-over, allover, valerol


Translations for overall

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

overall(adjective)

(also over all ) complete, including everything

What will the scheme cost overall?

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