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Overpass definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. To cross; to go over.
2. To overlook; to pass without regard.
3. To omit, as in reckoning.
4. To omit; not to receive or include.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels [syn: overpass, flyover]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to pass across, over, or beyond ; cross; also surpass 2. transgress 3. disregard, ignore II. noun Date: 1929 a crossing of two highways or of a highway and pedestrian path or railroad at different levels where clearance to traffic on the lower level is obtained by elevating the higher level; also the upper level of such a crossing

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a road or railway line that passes over another by means of a bridge. --v.tr. 1 pass over or across or beyond. 2 get to the end of; surmount. 3 (as overpassed or overpast adj.) that has gone by, past.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overpass O`ver*pass", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overpassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Overpassing.] [Cf. Surpass.] 1. To go over or beyond; to cross; as, to overpass a river; to overpass limits. 2. To pass over; to omit; to overlook; to disregard. All the beauties of the East He slightly viewed and slightly overpassed. --Milton. 3. To surpass; to excel. [R.] --R. Browning.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overpass O`ver*pass", v. i. To pass over, away, or off.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(overpasses) An overpass is a structure which carries one road over the top of another one. (mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use flyover) ...a $16 million highway overpass over Route 1. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

o-ver-pas': A special translation of the very common verb `abhar, "to pass over," found in English Versions of the Bible of Ps 57:1 and Isa 26:20 in the sense "to pass by," and in Jer 5:28 with the meaning "to overflow."

Moby Thesaurus

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