What does overboard mean?

Definitions for overboardˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overboard(adverb)

    to extremes

    "he went overboard to please his in-laws"

  2. overboard(adverb)

    from on board a vessel into the water

    "they dropped their garbage overboard"


  1. overboard(Adverb)

    over the edge; especially, off or outside of a boat

    It was their practice to throw the scraps overboard.

  2. overboard(Adjective)

    excessive; too much

    They really went overboard with the party preparations.


  1. Overboard

    Overboard is a 1987 American romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It was directed by Garry Marshall, produced by Roddy McDowall, and loosely inspired by the 1974 Italian film Swept Away. In turn, Overboard was adapted into the 2006 South Korean television series, Couple or Trouble.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overboard

    ō′vėr-bōrd, adv. over the board or side: from on board: out of a ship.—Thrown overboard, deserted, discarded, betrayed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jesse Ang:

    But the suspicion has gone a bit overboard.

  2. Leroy Cline:

    He went overboard, exactly what he did to me he did to the superstar tennis player.

  3. Antonis Sofiadelis:

    The sea is not like land. You're dealing with a boat with 60 people in constant danger. It could sink, they could go overboard.

  4. Justice Elena Kagan:

    Whether the item is a fisherman's ledger, or an undersized fish, throwing it overboard has the identical effect on the administration of justice.

  5. Captain Daniel Pickles:

    It’s common to find the narcotics bales have been weighted so they sink when they’re thrown overboard, it’s part of the cat-and-mouse game.

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