What does overcome mean?

Definitions for overcome
ˌoʊ vərˈkʌmover·come

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. get the better of, overcome, defeat(verb)

    win a victory over

    "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

  2. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)

    get on top of; deal with successfully

    "He overcame his shyness"

  3. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

  4. get the best, have the best, overcome(verb)

    overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

    "Heart disease can get the best of us"

Wiktionary

  1. overcome(Verb)

    To surmount (a physical or abstract obstacle); to prevail over, to get the better of.

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

  2. overcome(Verb)

    To win (a battle).

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

  3. overcome(Verb)

    To win or prevail in some sort of battle, contest, etc.

    We shall overcome.

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

  4. overcome(Verb)

    To overwhelm with emotion.

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

Freebase

  1. Overcome

    Overcome is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band, All That Remains. It was released on September 16, 2008. Overcome is the first and only album by All That Remains that was not produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, as well as the first with the band's current drummer, Jason Costa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overcome

    ō-vėr-kum′, v.t. to get the better of: to conquer or subdue: (obs.) to spread over, surcharge.—v.i. to be victorious.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overcome' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3677

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overcome' in Verbs Frequency: #528

Anagrams for overcome »

  1. comeover, come-over

  2. Come-over

  3. Comeover

How to pronounce overcome?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcome in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of overcome in a Sentence

  1. Camille Gibson:

    The citys rep really got to be bad because of the disturbances in 67, trying to overcome that is very difficult. It never goes completely away. It gets better, though.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    To overcome oneself, one must reconcile and end the battle between heart and mind.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

  4. Darren Soto:

    This is an important step to preserve an LGBT historic landmark at a time when many of these sites are being destroyed, the memorial will serve as a reminder of the remarkable way our community came together to heal and overcome hate.

  5. Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I respect U.S. President Barack Obama, i believe in the strength of Israel's relations with the U.S. and through them we shall overcome these differences, as well as those to come.

Images & Illustrations of overcome

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