overpass

[noun oh-ver-pas, -pahs; verb oh-ver-pas, -pahs]

noun

a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway.

verb (used with object), o·ver·passed or o·ver·past, o·ver·pass·ing.

verb (used without object), o·ver·passed or o·ver·past, o·ver·pass·ing.

to pass over; pass by: Under the bridge there was the din of cars overpassing.

Origin of overpass

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at over-, pass
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British Dictionary definitions for overpass

overpass

noun (ˈəʊvəˌpɑːs)

another name for flyover (def. 1)

verb (ˌəʊvəˈpɑːs) -passes, -passing or -passed (tr) rare

to pass over, through, or across
to exceed
to get over
to ignore
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Word Origin and History for overpass
n.

"stretch of road that passes over another," 1929, American English, from over- + pass (v.). + Overpass has been a verb since late 13c.

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