What does overpass mean?

Definitions for overpass
ˈoʊ vərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs; ˌoʊ vərˈpæs, -ˈpɑsover·pass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overpass, flyovernoun

    bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels


  1. Overpassverb

    To pass above; -- of roadways and other paths; as, the highway overpasses the railroad tracks.

    Etymology: [Cf. Surpass.]

  2. overpassnoun

    A road or other pathway which passes over another road, railroad, or other path; as, he stopped on the street under the railroad overpass.


  1. overpassnoun

    A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.

    The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.

  2. overpassverb

    To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.

    Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.

  3. overpassverb

    To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.

  4. overpassverb

    To disregard, skip, or miss something.

    "Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.


  1. Overpass

    An overpass is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway. An overpass and underpass together form a grade separation. Stack interchanges are made up of many overpasses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overpass

    ō-vėr-pas′, v.t. to pass over: to pass by without notice.—pa.p. Overpast′ (B.), that has already passed.

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  1. Passover, pass over

  2. Pass over

  3. Passover

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overpass in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overpass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of overpass in a Sentence

  1. Martin County:

    Ultimately, the suspect led us to the overpass over the Okeechobee Waterway at 710 coming into Indiantown, our detectives, along with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and our marine control assets recovered Ms. Damron’s body.

  2. Dee Vaughn:

    COUPLE SEEKS HOMES FOR FOSTER PUPPIES NAMED AFTER TACO BELL MENU ITEMS Fredman brought the dog to KC Pet Project, an animal shelter in Kansas City. The shelter discovered the dog was microchipped and his owner had been looking for him since Monday morning when hedisappeared from a home about a mile away from where he was found, Fox 4 KC reported. Within hours the dog was back home with his family, who is now working hard to find how Max was taken and how he ended up hanging from that box, the shelter wrote on Facebook.Thanks to the quick actions by David and the power of a microchip, we were able to get Max back home safely to his family. Dee Vaughn, Dee Vaughn, said Dee Vaughn got a phone call two hours after Max had disappeared asking if thedog was missing. Dee Vaughn told Fox 4 KCthe dog could not possibly have gone so farin just a couple of hours on his own. Dee Vaughn said Dee Vaughn was horrified when Dee Vaughn saw the photo of Max on the side of an overpass. Literally you could see the imprint around Dee Vaughn neck where they hung Dee Vaughn.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Right now I’m driving up I-5 and I just passed an overpass with about 15 people who were holding Trump Pence signs and waving flags, along the whole way I only saw a few Hillary signs.

  4. Jen Principe:

    We stopped the cars, we ran across, and there he was, just all the way in the center... of that freeway overpass, we looked at him and the first thing we said is, you know,' We love you, please don't jump.'.

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