(ō′vər flō′; also, and for n.always, ō′vər flō′)
- to flow over or across; flood
- to flow over the brim or edge of
- to cause to overflow by filling beyond capacity
- to flow beyond the limits; run over
- to be more than full or complete; be superabundant
- an overflowing or being overflowed
- the amount that overflows; surplus
- an outlet for overflowing liquids
See overflow in American Heritage Dictionary 4
, o·ver·flows verb, intransitive
- To flow or run over the top, brim, or banks.
- To be filled beyond capacity, as a container or waterway.
- To have a boundless supply; be superabundant. See Synonyms at teem1.
- To flow over the top, brim, or banks of.
- To spread or cover over; flood.
- To cause to fill beyond capacity.
- The act of overflowing.
- Something that flows over; an excess.
- An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
- Computer Science A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
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