to hang or be suspended over: A great chandelier overhung the ballroom.
to extend, project, or jut over: A wide balcony overhangs the garden.
to impend over or threaten, as danger or evil; loom over: The threat of war overhung Europe.
to spread throughout; permeate; pervade: the melancholy that overhung the proceedings.
Informal. to hover over, as a threat or menace: Unemployment continues to overhang the economic recovery.
to hang over; project or jut out over something below: How far does the balcony overhang?
something that extends or juts out over; projection.
the extent of projection, as of the bow of a ship.
Informal. an excess or surplus: an overhang of office space in midtown.
a threat or menace: to face the overhang of foreign reprisals.
Architecture. a projecting upper part of a building, as a roof or balcony.
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How to use overhang in a sentence
Equipped with a jacked-up suspension, stouter tires, modified front and rear overhangs, and an enhanced all-wheel-drive system, it’s a factory-built overlanding vehicle, with full-warranty coverage.
However, the remains of a child buried almost 80,000 years ago under an overhang at Panga ya Saidi cave in Kenya is providing important new details.A Cave Site in Kenya’s Forests Reveals the Oldest Human Burial in Africa | Alison Crowther | May 28, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Found under an overhang in a cave in Kenya, the grave pit contained the bones of a 2- or 3-year-old child who lived some 78,000 years old.
Pour the filling into the phyllo-lined pie plate and, using your fingers, crinkle the phyllo overhang partially over the top of the pie, leaving a 5- to 6-inch diameter in the center exposed.Customize this crispy, cheesy spinach pie any way you like it | Daniela Galarza | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
If there’s sufficient overhang, either can leave a perfectly unsoiled pan underneath, but if you don’t mind putting in some work and would rather not create more waste, cooking the bacon directly on the sheet pan is an option.
Hamstrung by the lower standards of the boom years, it reported that it was still coping with the overhang of the bubble.
Roll out the remaining dough to cover the top of the dish with some overhang.
Bits of woodland arePg 129 interspersed with bright green sheep pastures and high, almost mountainous, bluffs overhang the valley.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Scattergood was present, sitting in a corner under the overhang of the balcony, watching, but discouraging conversation.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
Among all the obscurities that overhang this subject, a few facts are, nevertheless, demonstrated.The Education of American Girls | Anna Callender Brackett
This projection was known as the "overhang," and was designed as a protection against rams.The Naval History of the United States | Willis J. Abbot.
The slender willow-shoots trailed along the sides, caught in the rough ends of the iron overhang, and held the vessel immovable.The Naval History of the United States | Willis J. Abbot.
British Dictionary definitions for overhang
to project or extend beyond (a surface, building, etc)
(tr) to hang or be suspended over
(tr) to menace, threaten, or dominate
a formation, object, part of a structure, etc, that extends beyond or hangs over something, such as an outcrop of rock overhanging a mountain face
the amount or extent of projection
half the difference in span of the main supporting surfaces of a biplane or other multiplane
the distance from the outer supporting strut of a wing to the wing tip
finance the shares, collectively, that the underwriters have to buy when a new issue has not been fully taken up by the market
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