overspill

[ verb oh-ver-spil; noun oh-ver-spil ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈspɪl; noun ˈoʊ vərˌspɪl /

verb (used without object), o·ver·spilled or o·ver·spilt, o·ver·spill·ing.

to spill over.

noun

the act of spilling over.
something that spills over.
British. overflow.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of overspill

First recorded in 1850–55; over- + spill1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for overspill

British Dictionary definitions for overspill

overspill

noun (ˈəʊvəˌspɪl)

  1. something that spills over or is in excess
  2. (as modifier)overspill population

verb (ˌəʊvəˈspɪl) -spills, -spilling, -spilt or -spilled

(intr) to overflow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012