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Definitions for Overall
ˈoʊ vərˈɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌɔlover·all

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overallnoun

    (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

  2. overall, boilersuit, boilers suitadjective

    a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

  3. overalladjective

    involving only main features

    "the overall pattern of his life"

  4. overalladjective

    including everything

    "the overall cost"


  1. overallnoun

    A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.

  2. overallnoun

    A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.

  3. overalladverb

    Generally; with everything considered.

  4. overalladjective



  1. overall

    Overalls, also called bib-and-brace overalls or dungarees, are a type of garment usually used as protective clothing when working. The garments are commonly referred to as a "pair of overalls" by analogy with "pair of trousers".Overalls were originally made of denim, but they can also be made of other materials such as corduroy, chino cloth, or leather. Overalls were invented in the mid to late 1890s by Grace Howard and Jacob W. Davis at Levi Strauss & Co., but they went through an evolution to reach their modern form. Initially created to serve as protective clothing during physically demanding work, they have since also become a fashion garment. Many high fashion brands have released their own spin on overalls.


  1. Overall

    An overall, over all, bib-and-brace overalls, or dungarees, is a type of garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working. Some people call an overall a "pair of overalls" by analogy with "pair of trousers".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Overall

    A single citation covering several articles of various degrees of specificity or a single citation covering papers or abstracts presented at a meeting. A subject overall refers to a series of articles on a single subject; a congress overall refers to papers presented at a formal local, regional, national, or international gathering; a society overall refers to papers presented at an annual, semi-annual, monthly, weekly, or other meeting of a society, academy, institute, hospital, etc. The publication type may be used for a single citation with or without the additional indexing or cataloging of individual papers. The individual papers, however, are not labeled OVERALL.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Overall is ranked #17229 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Overall surname appeared 1,644 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Overall.

    66.8% or 1,099 total occurrences were White.
    26.8% or 442 total occurrences were Black.
    3.5% or 58 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 34 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Overall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1712

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Overall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2524

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Overall' in Adverbs Frequency: #382

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Overall' in Adjectives Frequency: #219

Anagrams for Overall »

  1. all over

  2. all-over

  3. allover

  4. valerol

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Overall in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Overall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Overall in a Sentence

  1. Roger Federer:

    I think I played well overall, i think the first set was definitely key to the rest of the match because I think it maybe might've taken some energy out of Tomas. Who knows ? If not physical, also mental.

  2. Mechtild Rossler:

    Oil and gas is more an individual discussion. We lack the overall organised approach.

  3. Stephanie Peabody:

    Brain health is inextricably tied to overall health ; those without injury to the brain and/or thought or mood disorders live a healthier lifestyle, have fewer chronic diseases and remain healthier into older age, beyond this, those who optimize lifestyle behaviors including sleep, activity and nutrition are able to optimize almost all aspects of brain functioning.

  4. Judith Weissman:

    What's been most surprising isn't necessarily that the overall numbers have increased but that the cohort that is most impacted has changed, there's a newfound high-risk group: middle-aged adults; that's adults from about the age of 45 to 59 in the US, who previously had not been thought to be at high risk for mental illness or suicide, and now we're finding that they are.

  5. Robert Covington:

    We needed everybody tonight, and so many guys stepped up, that was an overall great team win.

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