verb (used without object), o·ver·flowed, o·ver·flown, o·ver·flow·ing.
verb (used with object), o·ver·flowed, o·ver·flown, o·ver·flow·ing.
Origin of overflow
Synonyms for overflow
Related Words for overflowingteeming, inundation, abounding, deluge, copious, exuberant, superabundant, cornucopian, inundant, scaturient, torrential, copiousness, exuberance, profusion, redundancy, spate, superabundance, freshet, cornucopia, redundance
Examples from the Web for overflowing
Contemporary Examples of overflowing
However, I believe that our society is overflowing with lethal weapons and that we must take action to prevent more dead kids.A Navy Vet’s Case for Gun Control
November 23, 2014
Soon his coffers were overflowing with revenue from rubber, palm oil, and ivory.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
Brash, crass, and overflowing with wiseass attitude, he remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.The King of Postmodern Cool Is Reborn in ‘Ash Vs. The Evil Dead’
November 15, 2014
It would appear that when it came to the bottom line, Washington was not overflowing with sympathy.Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism
October 31, 2014
Even though there is a threadbare concession stand, overflowing picnic baskets abound.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
Historical Examples of overflowing
His tone was filled full to overflowing with compunction as he answered.Within the Law
He was waving his arms, beside himself, overflowing with the emotion of an artist.
The narrow and badly arranged galleries were packed to overflowing.
It was recess and the campus was overflowing with boys and girls, but Pat was alone.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
Your overflowing valour may bring me into ruffles which I had otherwise avoided.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
verb (ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ) -flows or -flowing or -flowed or formerly -flown
1580s, "act of overflowing," from overflow (v.).