What does Overhaul mean?

Definitions for Overhaulˌoʊ vərˈhɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhaul, inspection and repair, service(noun)

    periodic maintenance on a car or machine

    "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

  2. renovation, redevelopment, overhaul(verb)

    the act of improving by renewing and restoring

    "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property"; "a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"

  3. pass, overtake, overhaul(verb)

    travel past

    "The sports car passed all the trucks"

  4. overhaul, modernize, modernise(verb)

    make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

    "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"


  1. Overhaul(v. t.)

    To repair thoroughly; to make repairs on; -- usually implying major repairs and perhaps modifying improvements.


  1. overhaul(Noun)

    A major repair, remake, renovation, or revision.

    The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly.

  2. overhaul(Verb)

    To modernize, repair, renovate, or revise completely.

  3. overhaul(Verb)

    To pass, overtake, or travel past.

  4. Origin: From over + haul.


  1. Overhaul

    Overhaul is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. The second Overhaul is a fictional character in the Transformers Cybertron cartoon series. In Galaxy Force, the Japanese version of Cybertron, he is referred to as Jackshot and Ligerjack.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overhaul

    ō-vėr-hawl′, v.t. to haul or draw over: to turn over for examination: to examine: to re-examine: (naut.) to overtake in a chase.—n. O′verhaul, a hauling over: examination: repair.—Overhaul a ship, to overtake a ship: to search her for contraband goods.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Overhaul in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Overhaul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erin Hohlfelder:

    We really need to overhaul our response to crises.

  2. David Katz:

    After about three months, this diet overhaul will be the new familiar.

  3. Kathleen Wilson:

    It was such a blow to the sport that it led to an overhaul of lowered limits for open water racing.

  4. Se Young Lee:

    A major management overhaul could have triggered greater confusion at a time when market conditions are uncertain.

  5. Florian Schuhbauer:

    Should Mr. Retzlaff not return, it will surely be the task of the new supervisory board to overhaul the management board in a sensible fashion.

Images & Illustrations of Overhaul

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Translations for Overhaul

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • pročištění, přepracování, renovace, provést generální opravu, předěláníCzech
  • Überprüfung, Grundinstandsetzung, Überholung, überholen, Revision, AufarbeitungGerman
  • reparación generalSpanish
  • kunnostus, ohittaa, kunnostaa, huolto, huoltaa, korjausFinnish
  • remise à neufFrench
  • revisionare, revisioneItalian
  • overhalingNorwegian
  • opknappen, herziening, inhalen, onderhoud, herstellen, renoveren, moderniseren, opknapbeurtDutch
  • overhalingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • overhaleNorwegian
  • wyprzedzić, remontować, remont generalnyPolish
  • reestruturaçãoPortuguese
  • ремонт, ремонтироватьRussian
  • னின்Tamil

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