(third-person singular simple present overlives, present participle overliving, simple past and past participle overlived)
- To survive.
- To outlive; live longer than.
- (intransitive) To live too long.
- (intransitive) To live too fast, too luxuriously, or too actively.
From Middle English overliven, from Old English oferlibban (“to survive”), equivalent to over- + live. Cognate with Dutch overleven (“to survive”), German überleben (“to survive, outlive”), Swedish överleva (“to survive, outlive, outlast”).