Definitions for overrunˌoʊ vərˈrʌn; ˈoʊ vərˌrʌn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•runˌoʊ vərˈrʌn; ˈoʊ vərˌrʌn(v.; n.)-ran, -run, -run•ning

  1. (v.t.)to swarm or spread over in great numbers.

  2. to attack and defeat decisively and occupy the position of; overwhelm.

  3. to run or go beyond:

    to overrun the finish line

  4. to exceed, as a budget or estimate.

  5. to run over; overflow.

  6. to print extra copies of.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Printing

  7. (v.i.)to overflow.

  8. to exceed the proper or desired limits.

  9. (n.)an act or instance of overrunning.

  10. an amount in excess of that needed.

  11. the exceeding of estimated costs of production.

Origin of overrun:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overproduction, overrun(verb)

    too much production or more than expected

  2. infest, overrun(verb)

    invade in great numbers

    "the roaches infested our kitchen"

  3. invade, overrun, infest(verb)

    occupy in large numbers or live on a host

    "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"

  4. overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over(verb)

    flow or run over (a limit or brim)

  5. overrun(verb)

    seize the position of and defeat

    "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"

  6. overrun(verb)

    run beyond or past

    "The plane overran the runway"

Wiktionary

  1. overrun(Noun)

    An instance of overrunning

  2. overrun(Noun)

    The amount by which something overruns

    At least this year's overrun isn't as unmanagable as last year!

  3. overrun(Verb)

    To defeat an enemy and invade in great numbers, seizing his positions conclusively.

  4. overrun(Verb)

    To infest, swarm over, flow over

  5. overrun(Verb)

    To run past; exceed

  6. overrun(Verb)

    To continue for too long.

  7. overrun(Verb)

    To readjust by shifting the excess letter(s) to the next line of a set type

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. overrun

    1. [techspeak] Term for a frequent consequence of data arriving faster than it can be consumed, esp. in serial line communications. For example, at 9600 baud there is almost exactly one character per millisecond, so if a silo can hold only two characters and the machine takes longer than 2 msec to get to service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost. 2. Also applied to non-serial-I/O communications. “I forgot to pay my electric bill due to mail overrun.” “Sorry, I got four phone calls in 3 minutes last night and lost your message to overrun.” When thrashing at tasks, the next person to make a request might be told “Overrun!” Compare firehose syndrome. 3. More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not necessarily related to processing time (as in overrun screw).


Translations for overrun

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

overrun(verb)

to fill, occupy or take possession of

The house was overrun with mice.

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