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Definitions for overhaul
ˌoʊ vərˈhɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌhɔlover·haul

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhaul, inspection and repair, servicenoun

    periodic maintenance on a car or machine

    "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

  2. renovation, redevelopment, overhaulverb

    the act of improving by renewing and restoring

    "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property"; "a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"

  3. pass, overtake, overhaulverb

    travel past

    "The sports car passed all the trucks"

  4. overhaul, modernize, moderniseverb

    make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

    "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"


  1. Overhaulverb

    To repair thoroughly; to make repairs on; -- usually implying major repairs and perhaps modifying improvements.


  1. overhaulnoun

    A major repair, remake, renovation, or revision.

    The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly.

  2. overhaulverb

    To modernize, repair, renovate, or revise completely.

  3. overhaulverb

    To pass, overtake, or travel past.

  4. Etymology: From over + haul.


  1. Overhaul

    Overhaul is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. The second Overhaul is a fictional character in the Transformers Cybertron cartoon series. In Galaxy Force, the Japanese version of Cybertron, he is referred to as Jackshot and Ligerjack.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overhaul

    ō-vėr-hawl′, v.t. to haul or draw over: to turn over for examination: to examine: to re-examine: (naut.) to overtake in a chase.—n. O′verhaul, a hauling over: examination: repair.—Overhaul a ship, to overtake a ship: to search her for contraband goods.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. overhaul

    Has many applications. A tackle when released is overhauled. To get a fresh purchase, ropes are overhauled. To reach an object, or take off strain, weather-braces are overhauled. A ship overhauls another in chase when she evidently gains upon her. Also, overhauls a stranger and examines her papers. Also, is overhauled, or examined, to determine the refit demanded.

Editors Contribution

  1. Overhaul

    Full Repair

    Submitted by anonymous on June 28, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhaul in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhaul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of overhaul in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Christensen:

    After we took on the project, we had a big powertrain overhaul halfway through the development, originally, the concept had a transverse-mounted, naturally aspirated V6. Then the team decided, ‘ It’s the NSX – that’s not good enough. ’.

  2. Orrin Hatch:

    Members of both parties have expressed their support for a tax overhaul. And, I believe there is real momentum to get something done on tax reform this year, if we remain committed. And, believe me, I’m committed.

  3. Julie Foudy:

    To be where we are today is unacceptable. The league and every club have to do better. At a minimum, the league and clubs should heed the NWSLPA’s calls from further investigations and policy updates, and at best it needs to audit, overhaul and publicly discuss its plans to enforce player safety guidelines at both the league and club level.

  4. Governor Ron DeSantis:

    You've started to see a really significant volume of payments going out, and it's really taken a major overhaul behind the scenes.

  5. Dieter Schwarz in 2004:

    Number one: we want Lidl to get stronger in existing markets. Number two: we will expand to new countries. Number three: we will fundamentally overhaul Kaufland.

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Translations for overhaul

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  • předělání, provést generální opravu, pročištění, přepracování, renovaceCzech
  • Überholung, Überprüfung, Aufarbeitung, Grundinstandsetzung, Revision, überholenGerman
  • reparación generalSpanish
  • huolto, huoltaa, kunnostaa, ohittaa, korjaus, kunnostusFinnish
  • remise à neufFrench
  • revisionare, revisioneItalian
  • overhalingNorwegian
  • herstellen, moderniseren, onderhoud, renoveren, opknapbeurt, inhalen, herziening, opknappenDutch
  • overhalingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • overhaleNorwegian
  • wyprzedzić, remont generalny, remontowaćPolish
  • reestruturaçãoPortuguese
  • ремонтировать, ремонтRussian
  • னின்Tamil

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    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
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