Definitions for overallˈoʊ vərˈɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌɔl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ver•allˈoʊ vərˈɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌɔl(adv.; adj., n.; adj.)
from one end or limit to the other.
covering or including everything.
(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.
Brit. a smock or loose-fitting housedress.
Category: Clothing, British
Origin of overall:
bef. 1000; ME overal (adv.), OE ofer eal
(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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
Translations for overall
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(also over all ) complete, including everything
What will the scheme cost overall?
- in totaal, totaleAfrikaans
- الشّامِل، الكامِلArabic
- no totalPortuguese (BR)
- en totalSpanish
- au totalFrench
- í heild sinniIcelandic
- in tuttoItalian
- iš visoLithuanian
- kopumā, visumāLatvian
- in totaalDutch
- samlet, totaltNorwegian
- w sumiePolish
- در بر گيرنده همه چيز، کلاًPersian
- په ټوليز توګهPashto
- no totalPortuguese
- în totalRomanian
- в целом, вообщеRussian
- v celotiSlovenian
- totalt [sett]Swedish
- tüm olarakTurkish
- 總的來說，大體上Chinese (Trad.)
- مجموعي طور پرUrdu
- nói chungVietnamese
- 总的来说，大体上Chinese (Simp.)
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