[ verb oh-ver-look; noun oh-ver-look ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈlʊk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌlʊk /

verb (used with object)


terrain, as on a cliff, that affords an attractive vista or a good view: Miles of landscape could be seen from the overlook.

Origin of overlook

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at over-, look

Related forms

un·o·ver·looked, adjective

Can be confused

overlook oversee oversight
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verb (ˌəʊvəˈlʊk) (tr)

noun (ˈəʊvəˌlʊk) US

a high place affording a view
an act of overlooking
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