overwrite[ō′vər rīt′; also, and for n.always, ō′vər rīt′]
intransitive verboverwrote, overwritten, overwriting
- to write (something) over other writing
- to write over (other writing)
- Comput. to record (data) in a file, on a disk, etc. in such a way as to replace data that is already there
- to write too much about (some subject)
- to write (something) in too flowery or labored a style
- override ()
verbo·ver·wrote , o·ver·writ·ten , o·ver·writ·ing, o·ver·writes
- To cover (something) with writing.
- To write about in an artificial or an excessively elaborate, wordy style.
- Computers a. To destroy or lose (old data) by recording new data over it: accidentally overwrote an important document.b. To record (new data) on top of already stored data, thus destroying the old data: overwrote an updated document on top of an earlier draft.
To write artificial, excessively elaborate, or wordy prose.
(third-person singular simple present overwrites, present participle overwriting, simple past overwrote, past participle overwritten)