Definitions for overboardˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•boardˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd(adv.)

  1. over the side of a ship or boat, esp. into or in the water.

Idioms for overboard:

  1. go overboard,to go to extremes, as in speech, behavior, or dress.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of overboard:

bef. 1000

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overboard(adverb)

    to extremes

    "he went overboard to please his in-laws"

  2. overboard(adverb)

    from on board a vessel into the water

    "they dropped their garbage overboard"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overboard(adverb)ˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

    into the water from a boat

    Someone pushed him overboard.

  2. overboardˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

    to do or say more than is acceptable or needed

    Some of the fans went overboard and started throwing things.


  1. overboard(Adverb)

    over the edge; especially, off or outside of a boat

    It was their practice to throw the scraps overboard.

  2. overboard(Adjective)

    excessive; too much

    They really went overboard with the party preparations.


  1. Overboard

    Overboard is a 1987 American romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It was directed by Garry Marshall, produced by Roddy McDowall, and loosely inspired by the 1974 Italian film Swept Away. In turn, Overboard was adapted into the 2006 South Korean television series, Couple or Trouble.

Anagrams of overboard

  1. overbroad

Translations for overboard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


over the side of a ship or boat into the water

He jumped overboard.

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