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overall

[ adverb oh-ver-awl; adjective, noun oh-ver-awl ]
/ adverb ˈoʊ vərˈɔl; adjective, noun ˈoʊ vərˌɔl /
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adverb, adjective
from one extreme limit of a thing to the other: the overall length of the bridge.
covering or including everything: an overall impression; to view something overall.
noun
overalls, (used with a plural verb)
  1. loose, sturdy trousers, usually with a bib or biblike piece to which shoulder straps are attached, originally worn over other trousers to protect them, as by factory workers or farmers.
  2. long waterproof leggings.
British. a smock or loose-fitting housedress.
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Origin of overall

before 1000; Middle English overal (adv.), Old English ofer eall;see over, all
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British Dictionary definitions for overall

overall

adjective (ˈəʊvərˌɔːl) (prenominal)
from one end to the other
including or covering everythingthe overall cost
adverb (ˌəʊvərˈɔːl)
in general; on the whole
noun (ˈəʊvərˌɔːl)
British a protective work garment usually worn over ordinary clothes
(plural) hard-wearing work trousers with a bib and shoulder straps or jacket attached
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