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ˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrdover·board

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overboardadverb

    to extremes

    "he went overboard to please his in-laws"

  2. overboardadverb

    from on board a vessel into the water

    "they dropped their garbage overboard"


  1. overboardadverb

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

    It was their practice to throw the scraps overboard.

  2. overboardadjective

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. overboard

    The state of any person or thing in the sea which had been in a ship.--Thrown overboard also means cast adrift by the captain; withdrawal of countenance and support.

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  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

Examples of overboard in a Sentence

  1. Dan Jaffe:

    The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative has substantially improved the healthfulness of foods advertised to kids, the IWG proposals went way overboard and were not appropriate, 87 of the top 100 most consumed foods in the U.S. would not meet the standards.

  2. Kevin Feldis:

    This is the first time we have charged Clean Water Act crimes for an actual discharge of oil into the EEZ (exclusive economic zone) off the coast of Alaska, as detailed in the court documents, witnesses saw a sheen off the side of the vessel after the chief engineer hooked up a pump to illegally dump oily bilge water overboard.

  3. 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.

  4. Dylan Howard:

    Did Natalie jump? Did she slip? Was she unconscious before going overboard? Or was she pushed? And if so — by whom? And why? it’s a hell of a story. Forbidden affairs. Twisted lies. And murder.

  5. Vader Williamson:

    Some people go overboard, i've been asked for autographs. I've been asked to take pictures. I've had people say,' Hey, the opening for the new' Star Wars' is coming out. Can you go with me ?'.

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