overstand

[ oh-ver-stand ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈstænd /

verb (used without object), o·ver·stood, o·ver·stand·ing. Nautical.


Nearby words

  1. overspend,
  2. overspill,
  3. overspin,
  4. overspread,
  5. overstaff,
  6. overstate,
  7. overstatement,
  8. overstay,
  9. overstayer,
  10. oversteer

Origin of overstand

1300–50; Middle English overstonden to stand over or by; see over-, stand

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Word Origin and History for over-standing

overstand

v.

"to stand over or beside," from Old English oferstandan; see over- + stand (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper