Overcome O`ver*come", v. t. [imp. {Overcame}; p. p. {Overcome}; p. pr & vb. n. {Overcoming}.] [AS. ofercuman. See {Over}, {Come}, and cf. {Supervene}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle. [1913 Webster]

This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.] --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

3. To come or pass over; to spread over. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See {Conquer}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • overcame — the past tense of overcome …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overcame — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)ke͟ɪm[/t]] Overcame is the past tense of overcome …   English dictionary

  • overcame — /oh veuhr kaym /, v. pt. of overcome. * * * …   Universalium

  • overcame — verb /ɔvəɻˈkeɪm/ <!these belong on the page for overcome" …   Wiktionary

  • overcame — o|ver|came [ˌəuvəˈkeım US ˌouvər ] v the past tense of ↑overcome …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overcame — o·ver come || ‚əʊvÉ™(r) kÊŒm v. overpower; overwhelm; subdue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overcame — past of overcome …   English new terms dictionary

  • overcame — verb the past tense of overcome …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overcame — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈkeɪm] / US [ˌoʊvərˈkeɪm] overcome …   English dictionary

  • OVERCAME — past of OVERCOME …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”