What does overboard mean?

Definitions for overboardˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overboard.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overboard

    ō′vėr-bōrd, adv. over the board or side: from on board: out of a ship.—Thrown overboard, deserted, discarded, betrayed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Justice Elena Kagan:

    Whether the item is a fisherman's ledger, or an undersized fish, throwing it overboard has the identical effect on the administration of justice.

  2. Stan Tatkin:

    This is how you stay in the game because you’re both responsible for this boat that you’re on and if one of you go overboard, you both go overboard.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

  4. Ari Fleischer:

    It's almost impossible for the White House to give firm answers because there's just too much you don't know, it's an extraordinarily delicate dance they have to do to not throw someone overboard, but not get anyone in the White House in deeper trouble.

  5. Mahmud Rafiq:

    We had very little food, and we agreed that we would leave it for the women and children, then they started hitting us. They took the food. They pushed many of us overboard. They beat us and attacked us with knives. I was hit with a wooden plank on the head and on my legs.

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