Overflow meaning

ōvər-flō
To be filled beyond capacity, as a container or waterway.
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To flow or run over the top, brim, or banks.

The river overflowed and flooded surrounding neighborhoods.

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To have a boundless supply; be superabundant.
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To flow over the top, brim, or banks of.
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To spread or cover over; flood.
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To cause to fill beyond capacity.
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The act of overflowing.
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Something that flows over; an excess.
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An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
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A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
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To flow over or across; flood.
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To flow over the brim or edge of.
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To cause to overflow by filling beyond capacity.
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To flow beyond the limits; run over.
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To be more than full or complete; be superabundant.
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An overflowing or being overflowed.
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The amount that overflows; surplus.
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An outlet for overflowing liquids.
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The spillage resultant from overflow; excess.
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Outlet for escape of excess material.
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To flow over the brim of (a container).

The river overflowed the levee.

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To cover with a liquid, literally or figuratively.

The flash flood overflowed most of the park land and some homes.

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To cause an overflow.
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(intransitive) To flow over the edge of a container.

The waters overflowed into the Ninth Ward.

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(intransitive) To exceed limits or capacity.
  • (computing, intransitive) To exceed the available numeric range.
    Calculating 255+1 will overflow an eight-bit byte.

The hospital ER was overflowing with flu cases.

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(intransitive) To be superabundant; to abound.

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Origin of overflow

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From over- +"Ž flow.

    From Wiktionary