Definitions for overhangˌoʊ vərˈhæŋ; ˈoʊ vərˌhæŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•hangˌoʊ vərˈhæŋ; ˈoʊ vərˌhæŋ(v.; n.)-hung, -hang•ing

  1. (v.t.)to hang or be suspended over.

  2. to extend, project, or jut over.

  3. to impend over or threaten; loom over.

  4. (v.i.)to hang over; project or jut out over something below.

  5. (n.)something that extends or juts out over; projection.

  6. the extent of a projection.

  7. an excess or surplus, as of securities, currency, or inventory.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  8. a projecting upper part of a building, as a roof or balcony.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of overhang:

1590–1600

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhang(verb)

    projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

  2. overhang(verb)

    project over

  3. overhang, beetle(verb)

    be suspended over or hang over

    "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"

Wiktionary

  1. overhang(Noun)

    The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.

  2. overhang(Noun)

    That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.

  3. overhang(Noun)

    A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one's genitals, a FUPA

  4. overhang(Verb)

    To hang over (something).

  5. Origin: oferhangan, corresponding to .

Freebase

  1. Overhang

    Overhangs are the lengths of a car, at the front and rear, which extend beyond the wheelbase. They are normally described as front overhang and rear overhang. Practicality, style, and performance are affected by the size and weight of overhangs.

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