What does Override mean?

Definitions for Overrideˌoʊ vərˈraɪd; ˈoʊ vərˌraɪd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. override(noun)

    a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device

  2. nullification, override(verb)

    the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

  3. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)

    rule against

    "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

  4. override(verb)

    prevail over

    "health considerations override financial concerns"

  5. override(verb)

    counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

  6. override(verb)

    ride (a horse) too hard


  1. Override(v. t.)

    Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may override the decision of a subordinate.

  2. Override(v. t.)

    To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of the airplane.

  3. Origin: [AS. offerdan.]


  1. override(Noun)

    A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.

  2. override(Noun)

    A royalty.

  3. override(Noun)

    A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.

  4. override(Verb)

    To ride across or beyond something.

  5. override(Verb)

    To ride a horse too hard.

  6. override(Verb)

    To counteract the normal operation of something.

    The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Override

    ō-vėr-rīd′, v.t. to ride too much: to pass on horseback: to trample down or set aside.—Override one's commission, to act with too high a hand: to stretch one's authority too far.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Override in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Override in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Norman Blackwell:

    Nor do I believe that there is a compelling economic argument to override those considerations.

  2. Desmond Ross:

    But if there's what's called an override thrown -- basically a double lock -- he can't get back in.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.

  4. Judge John Koeltl:

    Under the First Amendment, the fear of such spontaneous attacks, without more, cannot override individuals' rights to freedom of expression.

  5. Ronald Levin:

    Normally, the appeals court would defer to a district court's management of the case, but in some circumstances they might override that judgment.

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