What does overstep mean?

Definitions for overstepˌoʊ vərˈstɛp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overstep.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transgress, trespass, overstep(verb)

    pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

  2. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top(verb)

    be superior or better than some standard

    "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"


  1. Overstep(v. t.)

    To step over or beyond; to transgress; as, to overstep the bounds of propriety. Shak.

  2. Origin: [AS. ofersteppan.]


  1. overstep(Verb)

    To go too far beyond (a limit); especially, to cross boundaries or exceed norms or conventions.

    That color scheme really oversteps the bounds of good taste.

  2. Origin: over- + step

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overstep

    ō-vėr-step′, v.t. to step beyond: to exceed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overstep in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overstep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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