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
verb (used with object), o·ver·flew, o·ver·flown, o·ver·fly·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·flew, o·ver·flown, o·ver·fly·ing.
Origin of overfly
Related Words for overflownoverabundance, torrent, deluge, drain, inundate, brim, spill, leak, drown, pour, swamp, cascade, gush, submerge, soak, overrun, engulf, surplus, plethora, encroachment
Examples from the Web for overflown
Historical Examples of overflown
It is so; and no doubt but our feathered favourites have overflown us.A Select Collection of Old English Plays
The valley itself is overflown with every rise of the Mississippi above this point.Gleanings by the Way
John A. Clark
In some places the land is overflown with fresh water, at full sea.A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland
Whether 'the world that then was' was overflown and perished by the causes set forth, we can not tell.
Overflown lands were redeemed, and stagnant and unwholesome marshes became, by the magic of his mind, fertile and healthy plains.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
W. Hastings Macaulay
verb (ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ) -flows or -flowing or -flowed or formerly -flown
verb -flies, -flying, -flew or -flown
1580s, "act of overflowing," from overflow (v.).