Oversee O`ver*see", v. t. [imp. {Oversaw}; p. p. {Overseen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overseeing}.] [AS. ofers['e]on to survey, to despise. See {Over}, and {See}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To superintend; to watch over; to direct; to look or see after; to overlook[2]. [1913 Webster]

2. To omit or neglect seeing; to overlook[5]. [archaic] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To see unintentionally or unexpectedly; -- the visual analogy to {overhear}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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