Definitions for overlookˌoʊ vərˈlʊk; ˈoʊ vərˌlʊk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ver•look*ˌoʊ vərˈlʊk; ˈoʊ vərˌlʊk(v.; n.; v.t.)
to fail to notice or consider.
to disregard indulgently:
to overlook a child's pout.
to excuse; pardon.
to look over, as from a higher position.
to rise above, esp. so as to afford a view over.
to inspect or peruse.
to look after; supervise.
Archaic. to look upon with the evil eye; bewitch.
(n.)terrain that affords a good view of things below.
* Syn: See slight.
Origin of overlook:
a high place affording a good view
look past, fail to notice
look out on, look out over, overlook, look across(verb)
be oriented in a certain direction
"The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)
leave undone or leave out
"How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
dominate, command, overlook, overtop(verb)
look down on
"The villa dominates the town"
"I am overlooking her work"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to forget or fail to consider
You've overlooked a few important details.
to choose to ignore
I can overlook this kind of behavior once, but not twice.
to give a view from a higher place
The house overlooks the lake.
To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of
to overlook a valley from a hill
Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter
To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
Origin: From over + look.
Translations for overlook
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to look down on
The house overlooked the river.
- uitkyk op/oorAfrikaans
- يُطِلُّ على، يُشْرِفُArabic
- издигам сеBulgarian
- dominarPortuguese (BR)
- mít vyhlídku naCzech
- Aussicht gewähren aufGerman
- have udsigt overDanish
- έχω θέα προς, βλέπω προςGreek
- tener vistas a, dar aSpanish
- ülalt vaatamaEstonian
- مشرف و مسلط بودنFarsi
- olla jnk ylläFinnish
- avoir vue sur, dominerFrench
- לְהַשקִיף אֶל-Hebrew
- सामने होनाHindi
- gledati naCroatian
- vmire nézHungarian
- sjá út yfir; gnæfa yfirIcelandic
- dare suItalian
- …이 내려다보이다Korean
- langais išeiti įLithuanian
- (no mājas) pavērties skatienamLatvian
- dapat melihatMalay
- uitzien opDutch
- se ut over, vende ut motNorwegian
- wychodzić naPolish
- مشرف و مسلط بودنPersian
- مشرف كيدلPashto
- a avea vedere spre; a dominaRomanian
- смотреть наRussian
- mať výhľad naSlovak
- gledati naSlovenian
- gledati naSerbian
- ha utsiktöverSwedish
- ...-e/a yukarıdan bakmakTurkish
- 俯瞰Chinese (Trad.)
- дивитися згориUkrainian
- بلند جگہ سے ديکھناUrdu
- trông xuốngVietnamese
- 俯瞰Chinese (Simp.)
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