Definitions for overdraftˈoʊ vərˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•draftˈoʊ vərˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft(n.)

  1. an act of overdrawing a checking account.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

  2. a check overdrawn on an account.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

  3. the amount overdrawn.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

  4. an excessive drawing on or drawing off of something.

  5. a draft made to pass over a fire.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overdraft(noun)

    a draft in excess of the credit balance


  1. overdraft(Noun)

    The act of overdrawing a bank account.

  2. overdraft(Noun)

    The amount overdrawn.

    I have an overdraft of u00A31234.

  3. Origin: * over- + draft


  1. Overdraft

    An overdraft occurs when money is withdrawn from a bank account and the available balance goes below zero. In this situation the account is said to be "overdrawn". If there is a prior agreement with the account provider for an overdraft, and the amount overdrawn is within the authorized overdraft limit, then interest is normally charged at the agreed rate. If the negative balance exceeds the agreed terms, then additional fees may be charged and higher interest rates may apply.

Translations for overdraft

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the amount of money by which a bank account is overdrawn

a large overdraft.

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