- 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
verbo·ver·flowed, o·ver·flow·ing, o·ver·flows
- To flow or run over the top, brim, or banks: The river overflowed and flooded surrounding neighborhoods.
- 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.
- Computers A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
(third-person singular simple present overflows, present participle overflowing, simple past and past participle overflowed)
- To flow over the brim of (a container).
- The river overflowed the levee.
- To cover with a liquid, literally or figuratively.
- The flash flood overflowed most of the park land and some homes.
- To cause an overflow.
- (intransitive) To flow over the edge of a container.
- The waters overflowed into the Ninth Ward.
- (intransitive) To exceed limits or capacity.
- The hospital ER was overflowing with flu cases.
- (intransitive) To be superabundant; to abound.