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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How to say overcome in sign language?

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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. Rob Gore:

    Violence is everywhere they turn -- home, school, neighborhood, police, you want to make sure they can learn how to process, deal with it and overcome it.

  2. Sanford H. Kadish:

    It seems as if the Department [of Justice] sees the value of the Bill of Rights as no more than obstacles to be overcome.

  3. Scott Dahnke:

    The cruise industry has been very resilient over a long period of time, the industry has overcome numerous challenges in the past, and we expect that the industry will rebound and prosper with even further enhancements to their already rigorous health and safety protocols in place in the future.

  4. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    We have shown what can be achieved with decisive action (in member states) and European solidarity, but we have not overcome the crisis on a sustainable basis for the long term.

  5. Annette Hosoi:

    In my view, one of the toughest challenges to overcome was fabricating controlled hairy surfaces, one of our postdoctoral associates, Jose Alvarado, figured out how to manufacture these test surfaces; he devised a way to cast the hairs in acrylic molds using a teflon-like coating to facilitate the release of the final structures.

Images & Illustrations of overcome

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