Definition for overriding (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), o·ver·rode, o·ver·rid·den, o·ver·rid·ing.
Examples from the Web for overriding
The overriding theme of the hundreds of interviews Newman had granted is his discretion.
What adds a richness to the stories is the way you take relationships themselves as an overriding theme.
Meanwhile, the Peace Corps maintains that it has an overriding obligation to protect the privacy of sexual assault victims.
More than anything, her overriding passion seemed to be posting endless photos of herself.
And these are two overriding drivers of health care costs, according to a 2007 McKinsey and Company study.
But overriding everything else was humiliation—a feeling of degradation, such as some deed of shame would engender.
So far as I could tell, she was right; and I had no further need of overriding dismissal.The Professor's Mystery|Wells Hastings
It all comes of a kind of brutal, sweeping, overriding prejudice he has against guessing on anything.The Lost Art of Reading|Gerald Stanley Lee
She was headstrong and accustomed to overriding opposition: to having her own way.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler
A political democracy exhibits an overriding of thought like that seen in any convention or institution.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
British Dictionary definitions for overriding (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for overriding (2 of 2)
verb -rides, -riding, -rode or -ridden (tr)
Word Origin and History for overriding
Old English oferridan "to ride across," from ofer "over" (see over) + ridan "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Originally literal, of cavalry, etc. Figurative meaning "to set aside arrogantly" is from 1827. The mechanical sense "to suspend automatic operation" is attested from 1946. As a noun in this sense from 1946. Related: Overrode; overriding; overridden.