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Definitions for overhang
ˌoʊ vərˈhæŋ; ˈoʊ vərˌhæŋover·hang

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhangverb

    projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

  2. overhangverb

    project over

  3. overhang, beetleverb

    be suspended over or hang over

    "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"


  1. overhangnoun

    The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.

  2. overhangnoun

    That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.

  3. overhangnoun

    A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one's genitals, a FUPA

  4. overhangverb

    To hang over (something).

  5. Etymology: oferhangan, corresponding to.


  1. overhang

    Overhang generally refers to a structure that extends beyond its base or foundation, partly suspended in the air, offering coverage or protection. It can also refer to something that protrudes or extends beyond an edge or border. The term can be used in various contexts like architecture, finance, geology, etc., with its specific meaning varying slightly based on the context.


  1. Overhang

    Overhangs are the lengths of a car, at the front and rear, which extend beyond the wheelbase. They are normally described as front overhang and rear overhang. Practicality, style, and performance are affected by the size and weight of overhangs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overhang

    ō-vėr-hang′, v.t. to hang over: to project over: to impend: to overlade with ornamentation.—v.i. to hang over.—n. O′verhang, a projecting part, the degree of projection, of roofs, &c.—adj. Overhung′, covered over, adorned with hangings.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhang in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of overhang in a Sentence

  1. Joan Goldstein:

    It's an overhang and dampens potential for growth, think of businesses trying to grow but can't get enough workers -- they could go elsewhere and not struggle.

  2. The IEA:

    Our latest balances show that while the overhang will ease from a staggering 3.0 million bpd in the second quarter of 2015, its highest since 1998, the projected oversupply persists through the first half of 2016.

  3. Kevin Michaels:

    We foresee reduction in maintenance, repair and overhaul demand of 60% or more for commercial aero engines (in 2020). And production will fall 40-50%, we will have an overhang of thousands and thousands of aircraft more than we require for years. To balance that out, you are going to have to retire thousands of aircraft.

  4. Terry Sandven:

    The stocks are struggling to maintain their swagger and said there is also the seasonality overhang as we go into summer when complacency sets in.

  5. Stephen Brennock:

    Oil prices should eventually resume their upward journey but it will be a subdued affair with the huge stock overhang tempering gains until the end of next year at the very least.

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