What does overlook mean?

Definitions for overlook
ˌoʊ vərˈlʊk; ˈoʊ vərˌlʊkover·look

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overlook(verb)

    a high place affording a good view

  2. overlook(verb)

    look past, fail to notice

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. dominate, command, overlook, overtop(verb)

    look down on

    "The villa dominates the town"

  6. overlook(verb)

    watch over

    "I am overlooking her work"

GCIDE

  1. Overlook(v. t.)

    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.

  2. Overlook(v. t.)

    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.

  3. Overlook(v. t.)

    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).

Wiktionary

  1. overlook(Verb)

    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

    Etymology: From over + look.

  2. overlook(Verb)

    Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly

    to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter

    Etymology: From over + look.

  3. overlook(Verb)

    To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.

    Etymology: From over + look.

  4. overlook(Verb)

    To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.

    Etymology: From over + look.

  5. overlook(Verb)

    To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.

    Etymology: From over + look.

  6. overlook(Verb)

    To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.

    Etymology: From over + look.

Freebase

  1. Overlook

    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

  1. Overlook

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overlook' in Verbs Frequency: #700

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How to say overlook in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overlook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overlook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of overlook in a Sentence

  1. The USGS:

    The steady lowering of the lava lake in 'Overlook crater' within Halema?uma?u at the summit of Kilauea volcano has raised the potential for explosive eruptions in the coming weeks.

  2. Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando:

    We understand and commiserate with our community and visitors about the prolonged closure, but we can not provide safe access to the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii section of the park as long as these very unpredictable dangers threaten the safety of park staff and visitors, unlike lava, which you can see coming and avoid, we can not see or predict earthquakes, nor can we foresee a summit explosion, but both threats continue. HAWAII'S KIM VOWS TO REBUILD FROM VOLCANO WITH HELP OF FEMA, AS SCIENTISTS SAY THE WORST IS YET TO COME Damage to Jaggar Museum overlook following 5.5 magnitude earthquake on June 3, 2018. ( NPS Photo) The summit area in particular has been also struck by several earthquakes that have damaged at least three park buildings, fractured park roads, and snapped water lines, according to the National Park Service. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rattled the summit area at 3:50 p.m. on June 3, cracking the overlook deck at Jaggar Museum. Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii RANKED AMONG TOP 10 MOST DANGEROUS IN US A large plume of ash after an earthquake near the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii volcano on May 25, 2018. ( NPS Photo) Over the weekend, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported more than 500 earthquakes in a 24-hour period – the most ever measured by HVO scientists.

  3. Amy Ridenour:

    The three adults in the New Jersey case may all be excellent parents individually, but they should not have tried to create a family together, surely they knew at the outset that their ‘family’ had unequal support for one of the three adults and was inherently unstable as a result. Possibly their enthusiasm for raising a child caused them to overlook this fact, but it could not be overlooked for 18 years.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Never compare your life with someone else's life. For, you have no idea what he or she does secretly i.e. behind your back. Don't have negative thoughts over things that you can't control. And refuse to bear grudges against anyone right here or out there. In other words, forgive all things and everyone. Never over do anything, have a limit and keep to it. Don't take yourself and life so seriously. For, you ought not to do that. I mean, disregard or overlook some things sometimes. Never waste your precious energy or time on gossip or habits like that. Rather, utilize and maximize your God-given energy and time. Dream big, be a visionary and dare to pursue your dreams and visions unyieldingly until you realize them. Listen up, envy is a waste of time. Yes! you already have all you need presently to survive. Any other thing which you think that you still need to live comfortably will be given to you by God in due course. That is to say, at the right or proper time. Emancipate yourself from the issues of the past. I mean, stop living in your past life and mistakes. For, living in your past is most likely to ruin your present happiness and future success. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. So, don't hate anyone. Do love all and sundry as much as you can. Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. In case you don't know, no one else is responsible for your happiness except your own self. Yes! you heard me right. So, always be happy and never sad. You've got to realize that life is a school and you are meant to learn daily. Moreover, challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for a while and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. Always smile, laugh and share all you have with someone else or others. Because, you've got to be doing that. Never forget, givers never lack. Conclusively, dare to believe in God Almighty and do believe he can do all things. Besides that, believe in your own self. In other words, be self-confident. For, it is expected of you. That is just a piece of advice and words of encouragement for you. -Emeasoba George

  5. Theodore Kassinger:

    I would not characterize BIS’s position necessarily as one of encouragement, but BIS has made clear that companies should not overlook the option of self-classification.

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  • طلArabic
  • přehlédnoutCzech
  • übersehen, überblicken, bemerkenGerman
  • pasar por alto, otearSpanish
  • huomaamatta, valvoa, jättää, katsoa läpi sormienFinnish
  • négliger, superviser, prendre à la légère, surveiller, passer outre, surplomber, louperFrench
  • elnézHungarian
  • trascurareItalian
  • 見下ろす, 見落とす, 見逃すJapanese
  • kap, kapeMāori
  • over het hoofd zienDutch
  • overseNorwegian
  • 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
  • 俯瞰Chinese

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