overpass[ō′vər pas′; for v. ō′vər pas′]
a bridge or other passageway over a road, railway, etc.
- to pass over, across, or through
- to surpass; outdo
- to overlook; ignore
A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare.
transitive verbo·ver·passed or o·ver·past , o·ver·pass·ing, o·ver·pass·es
- To pass over or across; traverse.
- To go beyond; surpass.
- To go over (a limit or boundary); transgress.
- To overlook or disregard.
(third-person singular simple present overpasses, present participle overpassing, simple past and past participle overpassed)
- To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.
- Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.
- To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.
- Marshall was really overpassing his authority when he ordered the security guards to fire their tasers at the trespassers.
- The precocious student had really overpassed her peers, and was reading books written for children several years older.
- To disregard, skip, or miss something.
- "Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.