[verb oh-ver-top; noun oh-ver-top]
- to rise over or above the top of: a skyscraper that overtops all the other buildings.
- to rise above in authority; take precedence over; override: No individual shall overtop the law.
- to surpass or excel: a rise in sales that overtopped everyone in the industry.
- a top, sometimes sleeveless, designed to be worn over another garment, as a shirt or dress.
Origin of overtop
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Examples from the Web for overtop
One is inclined to wonder if they do not overtop the feeling.The Women of the French Salons
Amelia Gere Mason
If I had more money these considerations might, with me, overtop all others.The Letters of Charles Dickens
It often gives up the struggle and remains in the shade of trees which overtop it.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
It was necessary that something be done lest he should overtop all other flowers.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
Others seemed to overtop him, to be built of bone and muscle beyond his strength.Stover at Yale
- to exceed in height
- to surpass; excel
- to rise over the top of
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Word Origin and History for overtop
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