I. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to look over ; inspect 2. a. to look down upon from above b. to rise above or afford a view of 3. a. to look past ; miss b. ignore 1 c. excuse 2 4. superintend, oversee 5. to look on with the evil eye ; bewitch Synonyms: see neglect II. noun Date: 1861 a place from which one may look down on a scene below <
plenty of overlooks and trails — Thelma H. Bell

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Overlook — O ver*look , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlooking}.] 1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • overlook — [v1] disregard, neglect discount, disdain, fail to notice, forget, ignore, leave out, leave undone, let fall between the cracks*, let go, let slide*, make light of*, miss, omit, overpass, pass, pass by, pay no attention, slight, slip up*;… …   New thesaurus

  • overlook — I (disregard) verb fail to appreciate, fail to observe, fail to see, forget, leave out, leave undone, let ride, miss, neglect, omit, pass over, take no notice II (excuse) verb condone, disregard, excuse, forgive, pardon III (superintend) verb… …   Law dictionary

  • overlook — (v.) mid 14c., to examine, scrutinize, inspect, from OVER (Cf. over) + LOOK (Cf. look). Another M.E. sense was to peer over the top of. These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning to look over or beyond and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overlook — slight, forget, ignore, disregard, *neglect, omit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overlook — ► VERB 1) fail to notice. 2) ignore or disregard. 3) have a view of from above. ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a commanding position or view …   English terms dictionary

  • overlook — [ō΄vər look′; ] for n. [ ō′vər look΄] vt. 1. to look at from above 2. to give a view of from above 3. to rise above; overtop 4. a) to look over or beyond and not see; fail to notice b) to ignore; neglect …   English World dictionary

  • overlook — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely ▪ largely ▪ frequently, often ▪ easily ▪ conveniently …   Collocations dictionary

  • overlook — v. /oh veuhr look /; n. /oh veuhr look /, v.t. 1. to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word. 2. to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct: Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • overlook — 01. The boss [overlooks] Brian s lateness because he gets so much done while he s actually here. 02. Our cottage [overlooks] a beautiful little lake where we can swim in the summer. 03. She [overlooks] his faults, and loves him for his good… …   Grammatical examples in English

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