Overlook definitions

ō'vər-lo͝ok'
A height from which to view surroundings.
noun
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To look at from above.
verb
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To give a view of from above.
verb
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To rise above; overtop.
verb
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To pass over indulgently; excuse.
verb
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To bewitch by looking at.
verb
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The definition of an overlook is a high place that provides a view of the surroundings.

An example of an overlook is a cliff above a valley.

noun
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To overlook is defined as to look at from a high place, or to miss something by mistake or on purpose.

An example of to overlook is to view a valley from the top of a cliff.

An example of to overlook is to not count one absence by a student.

verb
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An elevated place that affords an extensive view.

A scenic overlook.

noun
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To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of.

To overlook a valley from a hill.

verb
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Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly.

To overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter.

verb
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To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
verb
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To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
verb
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To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
verb
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To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
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Origin of overlook

From over- +"Ž look.