[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 overtopping
Overtopping others in character, he was conspicuous also in debate.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)
Her sweet, proud face was near him once again, overtopping his manhood.The Hill of Venus
Overtopping attribute of God, all of whose attributes are immeasurable.New Tabernacle Sermons
Thomas De Witt Talmage
He was a man of commanding stature, overtopping the squire who rode close behind him, and dwarfing the men-at-arms by contrast.Albrecht
These "bruisers" of the hunting field ought to be made to carry three stone dead weight; they should be "trashed for overtopping."A Cotswold Village
J. Arthur Gibbs
- the rising of water over the top of a barrier
- to exceed in height
- to surpass; excel
- to rise over the top of
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Word Origin and History for overtopping
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