Definitions for overpassˈoʊ vərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs; ˌoʊ vərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•passˈoʊ vərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs; ˌoʊ vərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs(n.; v.)-passed; -past, -pass•ing.

  1. (n.)a road, walkway, or bridge providing access over another route.

    Category: Transportation

  2. (v.t.)to pass over; traverse.

  3. to exceed; overstep; transgress.

  4. to surpass.

  5. to ignore; disregard.

  6. (v.i.)to pass over or by.

Origin of overpass:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overpass, flyover(noun)

    bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels

Wiktionary

  1. overpass(Noun)

    A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.

    The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.

  2. overpass(Verb)

    To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.

    Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.

  3. overpass(Verb)

    To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.

  4. overpass(Verb)

    To disregard, skip, or miss something.

    "Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.

Freebase

  1. Overpass

    An overpass is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway. An overpass and underpass together form a grade separation. Stack interchanges are made up of many overpasses.


Translations for overpass

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

overpass(noun)

a bridge-like part of a road etc which passes over another road, a railway etc.

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