overhang

[ verb oh-ver-hang; noun oh-ver-hang ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈhæŋ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌhæŋ /

verb (used with object), o·ver·hung, o·ver·hang·ing.

verb (used without object), o·ver·hung, o·ver·hang·ing.

to hang over; project or jut out over something below: How far does the balcony overhang?

noun


Nearby words

  1. overgrow,
  2. overgrown,
  3. overgrowth,
  4. overhand,
  5. overhand knot,
  6. overhasty,
  7. overhaul,
  8. overhead,
  9. overhead camshaft,
  10. overhead door

Origin of overhang

First recorded in 1590–1600; over- + hang

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British Dictionary definitions for overhang

overhang

verb (ˌəʊvəˈhæŋ) -hangs, -hanging or -hung

to project or extend beyond (a surface, building, etc)
(tr) to hang or be suspended over
(tr) to menace, threaten, or dominate

noun (ˈəʊvəˌhæŋ)

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Word Origin and History for overhang
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