Overflow Definition

ōvər-flō
overflowed, overflowing, overflows
verb
overflowed, overflowing, overflows
To flow beyond the limits; run over.
Webster's New World
To be filled beyond capacity, as a container or waterway.
American Heritage
To be more than full or complete; be superabundant.
Webster's New World
To flow over or across; flood.
Webster's New World
To flow over the brim or edge of.
Webster's New World
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noun
overflows
An overflowing or being overflowed.
Webster's New World
Something that flows over; an excess.
American Heritage
The amount that overflows; surplus.
Webster's New World
An outlet for overflowing liquids.
Webster's New World
A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Overflow

Noun

Singular:
overflow
Plural:
overflows

Origin of Overflow

  • Literally corresponds to superfluous, which is from Latin, rather than Germanic.

    From Wiktionary

  • From over- +"Ž flow.

    From Wiktionary

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