a high place affording a good view
look past, fail to notice
look out on, look out over, overlook, look across(verb)
be oriented in a certain direction
"The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)
leave undone or leave out
"How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
dominate, command, overlook, overtop(verb)
look down on
"The villa dominates the town"
"I am overlooking her work"
To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the marketplace.
To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to overlook a missing bolt.
Hence: To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed).
To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of
to overlook a valley from a hill
Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter
To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
Origin: From over + look.
Overlook is a neighborhood in the North section of Portland, Oregon on the east shore of the Willamette River. It borders University Park and Arbor Lodge on the north, Humboldt and Boise on the east, Eliot on the southeast, and Northwest Industrial and the Northwest District across the Willamette on the west. The Overlook Park Station, the N. Prescott St. Station and the N. Killingsworth Station on the MAX Yellow Line provide light rail service to the neighborhood. Overlook House serves as a community center. The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, next to Patton Park, features arts education, exhibits and theater. The neighborhood includes Swan Island, originally an island in the Willamette, but connected to the east bank by landfill in the 1920s. Swan Island was the site of Portland's first airport, Swan Island Airport, dedicated by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 and operating until the early 1940s when the island was converted to naval shipbuilding use for World War II as one of the Kaiser Shipyards. Swan Island is now an industrial area. This neighborhood is also occasionally referred to as Mocks Crest.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-look′, v.t. to look over: to see from a higher position: to view carefully: to neglect by carelessness or inadvertence: to pass by without punishment: to pardon: to slight: to bewitch by looking upon with the Evil Eye.—n. Overlook′er.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'overlook' in Verbs Frequency: #700
The numerical value of overlook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of overlook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
I can't overlook if the chairman of our committee is going to freelance in this way.
Pride is a vice which pride itself inclines every man to find in others and overlook in himself.
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Translations for overlook
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- übersehen, überblicken, bemerkenGerman
- pasar por alto, otearSpanish
- huomaamatta, valvoa, jättää, katsoa läpi sormienFinnish
- négliger, superviser, prendre à la légère, surveiller, passer outre, surplomber, louperFrench
- 見下ろす, 見落とす, 見逃すJapanese
- kap, kapeMāori
- over het hoofd zienDutch
- прощать, заметить, смотреть сквозь пальцы, игнорировать, обозревать, сглазить, просмотреть, упустить из вида, смотреть сверху, присматривать, пропустить, надзиратьRussian
- nadgledati, previdjetiSerbo-Croatian
- ha överseende medSwedish
- gözardı etmek, gözden kaçırmak, göz yummak, hâkim olmakTurkish
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