Overrid
Override O`ver*ride", v. t. [imp. {Overrode}; p. p. {Overridden}, {Overrode}, {Overrid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overriding}.] [AS. offer[=i]dan.] 1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down. [1913 Webster]

The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a veto. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may override the decision of a subordinate. [PJC]

4. To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of the airplane. [PJC]

5. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I overrode him on the way. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its strength. [1913 Webster]


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