(usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)
overall, boilersuit, boilers suit(adj)
a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work
involving only main features
"the overall pattern of his life"
"the overall cost"
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.
A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.
Generally; with everything considered.
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1712
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2524
Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Adverbs Frequency: #382
Rank popularity for the word 'overall' in Adjectives Frequency: #219
all over, all-over, allover, valerol
The numerical value of overall in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of overall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we really need to be talking about is the overall plan, the overall strategy, not who were going to call first.
Find your destination, ending point or overall goal. Everyday, do everything it takes to get there. The quicker you get there, the quicker you are off to other beautiful destinations.
The overall earnings guidance in some of the reports has disappointed and the forward guidance is not as positive as we would hope given the overall expectations that we are going through the worst of it now.
The tape is news sensitive, the overall feel is that headline risk is waning and adding to the belief the risk-on mindset is justified, we've had strong follow through with an overall better feeling about the geopolitical situation.
There's a lot of different technologies that people are testing and bringing to enable people to pay in new ways, it's not quite clear what the overall winner will be -- or even if there is one overall winner -- because the way to pay in a supermarket might be different to the way to pay in a coffee shop.
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Translations for overall
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- Latzhose, Overall, insgesamtGerman
- overol, sobretodo, mono, bragaSpanish
- kokonaisvaltainen, kaiken kaikkiaan, haalarit, kaikenkattava, kokonainen, ylipäänsäFinnish
- salopette, combinaison, blouseFrench
- macacão, em geral, abrangentePortuguese
- всеобщий, в целом, общий, полностью, полный, в общем и целом, всеобъемлющийRussian
- övergripande, overallSwedish
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