- An override is defined as a device that stops the automatic function of something, or a cancellation of a decision.
- A stop button on an automatic sprinkler system is an example of an override.
- A vote by a committee to change the rule passed by the boss is an example of an override.
- The definition of override is to overrule, or to stop an automatic function of a device and take mechanical control.
- When the boss says something and the CEO comes in and changes the rule, this is an example of when the CEOoverrides the boss.
- When your primary concern is to stay healthy and this is more important than all other concerns, this is an example of when staying healthyoverrides other matters.
- When you stop a machine from automatically going up and down and you take manual control of the machine instead, this is an example of when youoverride the machine.
transitive verboverrode, overridden, overriding
- to ride over
- to trample down
- to surpass or prevail over
- to disregard, overrule, or nullify; specif., to change or cancel (an automatic function)
- to fatigue (a horse, etc.) by riding too long
- to pass or extend over
- ☆ to receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
- Surgery to overlap
- the act or an instance of overriding
- a system or device for changing or canceling an automatic function
- ☆ the commission paid an agent or manager on sales made by his or her representatives
transitive verbo·ver·rode , o·ver·rid·den , o·ver·rid·ing, o·ver·rides
- a. To ride across.b. To ride beyond.
- To trample on.
- To ride (a horse) too hard.
- a. To prevail over; conquer: Budgetary concerns overrode all other considerations.b. To declare null and void; set aside: overrode the president's veto.c. To counteract the normal operation of (an automatic control).
- To extend over; overlap.
- A sales commission collected by an executive in addition to the commission received by a subordinate salesperson.
- See royalty.
- A mechanism or system used to counteract an automatic control.
- The act or an instance of nullifying.
(third-person singular simple present overrides, present participle overriding, simple past overrode, past participle overridden)
- To ride across or beyond something.
- To ride a horse too hard.
- To counteract the normal operation of something.
- The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law.
- (software, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
- How the cat runs is defined in the method run of the class Cat, which overrides the same method with the same signature of superclass called Mammal.
- The form overrode is sometimes used as a past participle, in place of the standard overridden.