Definitions for overshootˌoʊ vərˈʃut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•shootˌoʊ vərˈʃut(v.)-shot, -shoot•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to shoot or go over, beyond, or above so as to miss.

  2. to pass or go by or beyond.

  3. to fly beyond the end of (a landing strip) when landing.

  4. (v.i.)to fly or go beyond.

  5. to shoot over or above a mark.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overshoot, wave-off, go-around(verb)

    an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

  2. overshoot(verb)

    shoot beyond or over (a target)

  3. overshoot(verb)

    aim too high

    "The plan overshoots its aim"


  1. overshoot(Noun)

    The amount by which something goes too far.

    Let's see if we can predict and correct for the overshoot.

  2. overshoot(Noun)

    When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity.

  3. overshoot(Verb)

    To go too far.

    When you drive, you must remember to not overshoot the parking space and end up with two wheels over the line.

  4. overshoot(Verb)

    To shoot too far.

Translations for overshoot

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to go farther than (the point one was aiming at)

The plane overshot the runway.

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