Overflow O`ver*flow", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overflowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overflowing}.] [AS. oferfl?wan. See {Over}, and {Flow}.] 1. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm. [1913 Webster]

The northern nations overflowed all Christendom. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Overflowing — O ver*flow ing, n. An overflow; that which overflows; exuberance; copiousness. [1913 Webster] He was ready to bestow the overflowings of his full mind on anybody who would start a subject. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • overflowing — Synonyms and related words: abounding, abundant, affluent, alive with, all sufficing, ample, aplenty, bloated, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bristling, bursting, choked, congested, copious, countless, crammed, crawling, crowded, crowding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overflowing — adjective covered with water the main deck was afloat (or awash) the monsoon left the whole place awash a flooded bathroom inundated farmlands an overflowing tub • Syn: ↑afloat, ↑awash, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • overflowing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. abundant, in God s plenty, plenteous, bountiful; see plentiful 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Full to the point of flowing over: awash, big, brimful, brimming. See BIG, RICH …   English dictionary for students

  • overflowing — n. spillage; abundance, plenitude; surplus, extra; malfunction in which a program tries to store data when there is no free space in the memory (Computers) v. spill over, be filled to the point of flowing over; fill to the point of running over …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • overflowing waters — <u>See</u> flood waters …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • abounding inpredicate abounding withpredicate bristling withpredicate full ofpredicate overflowing overflowing withpredicate rich inpredicate rife withpredicate thick withpredicate — filled filled adj. 1. containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; as, filled to overflowing. Opposite of {empty}. [Narrower terms: {abounding in(predicate), abounding with(predicate), bristling with(predicate), full of(predicate),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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