Overall meaning

ōvər-ôl
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Overall mean generally.

An example of overall used as an adverb is the phrase "overall healthy," which means generally or mostly healthy.

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The definition of overall is including everything or in general.

An example of overall used as an adjective is in the phrase "the overall taste of the pizza," which means the general taste of the pizza.

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Overall is a loose-fitting pair of trousers with a bib, worn over clothes for protection.

An example of an overall is the denim trousers worn by a farmer.

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From one end to the other.

The overall length of the house.

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Including everything; comprehensive.

The overall costs of medical care.

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(chiefly british) A loose-fitting protective outer garment; a smock.
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Regarded as a whole; general.

My overall impression was favorable.

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Loose-fitting trousers, usually of strong fabric, with a bib front and shoulder straps, often worn over regular clothing as protection from dirt.
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From end to end.
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Including everything; total.
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From end to end.
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In general.
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All-encompassing, all around.
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Generally; with everything considered.
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(UK) A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.
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(in the plural, US) A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.
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On the whole; generally.

Enjoyed the performance overall.

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Origin of overall