[ oh-ver-kuhm-er ]


  1. a person who prevails in spite of opposition, difficulties, weakness, etc.:

    The situation is very frustrating, but I've decided to become an overcomer; I am pressing on.

  2. a person who defeats someone or something in a conflict or struggle:

    The saints are the overcomers of the Evil One.

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Example Sentences

The awkward kid kept focusing on his game and quickly found that his desire to win, and then actually winning, overcame the cultural and social barriers he experienced.

Once the researchers overcame these challenges, though, they were able to film caterpillars competing with one another when the researchers limited the amount of available food.

“Simon the Fiddler,” by Paulette JilesAs the Civil War winds down, a spunky, redheaded musician falls for a pretty Irish nanny and has to overcome major obstacles to make her his wife.

The novel, which landed as Americans were entering lockdown, is a love letter to New York — and a celebration of resilience and overcoming evil.

She built a reputation as one of the most qualified candidates, overcoming sexism and racism along the way.

It is not that one overcomer receives one thing, and another another, but each one gets all of what is mentioned in the seven.

The Pergamum overcomer is wooed away from intimacy of friendship with evil to intimacy of friendship with the coming King.

Hidden manna and a white stone in which is inscribed a new name are rewarded the overcomer.

But to be an overcomer, I knew there must be no shrinking from duty until the last battle is fought.

The ultimate crown is for the overcomer, and not for the untempted one.