What does overlook mean?

Definitions for overlook
ˌoʊ vərˈlʊk; ˈoʊ vərˌlʊkover·look

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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. Anuj Somany:

    People, barring a very few, are so crook that they continue to overlook a person's outlook shared through the social media post until they look that they can book merely their own profits through his viewpoint and once spotted only their financial benefits in him, they don't even mind to like his looks uploaded online almost everyday.

  2. Xu Shaoshi:

    First, we estimate the slow recovery and low growth rates in the world's economy will continue for a period of time, also we could not overlook the risks from unstable (global) financial markets, falling prices of commodities and risks of geopolitics.

  3. Phil Scott:

    I feel it is important in a democracy for all voices to be heard, while the Liberty Union Party is not as well established as the major parties, it would be unwise to overlook the candidates that run in statewide elections.

  4. 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.

  5. James Trombly:

    It’s a perfect business model, as long as you overlook the fact that they are doing something awful.

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Translations for overlook

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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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