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o·ver·flow

 (ō′vər-flō′)
v. o·ver·flowed, o·ver·flow·ing, o·ver·flows
v.intr.
1. To flow or run over the top, brim, or banks: The river overflowed and flooded surrounding neighborhoods.
2. To be filled beyond capacity, as a container or waterway.
3. To have a boundless supply; be superabundant. See Synonyms at teem1.
v.tr.
1. To flow over the top, brim, or banks of.
2. To spread or cover over; flood.
3. To cause to fill beyond capacity.
n. (ō′vər-flō′)
1. The act of overflowing.
2. Something that flows over; an excess.
3. An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
4. Computers A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.

overflow

vb, -flows or -flowing, -flowed or (formerly)-flown
1. to flow or run over (a limit, brim, bank, etc)
2. to fill or be filled beyond capacity so as to spill or run over
3. (usually foll by: with) to be filled with happiness, tears, etc
4. (tr) to spread or cover over; flood or inundate
n
5. overflowing matter, esp liquid
6. any outlet that enables surplus liquid to be discharged or drained off, esp one just below the top of a tank or cistern
7. the amount by which a limit, capacity, etc, is exceeded
8. (Computer Science) computing a condition that occurs when numeric operations produce results too large to store in the memory space assigned to it

o•ver•flow

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈfloʊ; n. ˈoʊ vərˌfloʊ)

v.i.
1. to flow or run over, as rivers or water.
2. to have the contents flowing over or spilling.
3. to pass from one part to another as if flowing from an overfull space: The population overflowed into the adjoining territory.
4. to be supplied with in great measure: a heart overflowing with gratitude.
v.t.
5. to flow over; flood; inundate.
6. to flow over or beyond (the brim, banks, borders, etc.).
7. to flow over the edge or brim of.
8. to cause to overflow.
n.
9. an overflowing.
10. something that flows or runs over.
11. a portion crowded out of an overfilled place.
12. an excess or superabundance.
13. an outlet or receptacle for excess liquid.
[before 900]

overflow


Past participle: overflown
Gerund: overflowing

Imperative
overflow
overflow
Present
I overflow
you overflow
he/she/it overflows
we overflow
you overflow
they overflow
Preterite
I overflowed
you overflowed
he/she/it overflowed
we overflowed
you overflowed
they overflowed
Present Continuous
I am overflowing
you are overflowing
he/she/it is overflowing
we are overflowing
you are overflowing
they are overflowing
Present Perfect
I have overflown
you have overflown
he/she/it has overflown
we have overflown
you have overflown
they have overflown
Past Continuous
I was overflowing
you were overflowing
he/she/it was overflowing
we were overflowing
you were overflowing
they were overflowing
Past Perfect
I had overflown
you had overflown
he/she/it had overflown
we had overflown
you had overflown
they had overflown
Future
I will overflow
you will overflow
he/she/it will overflow
we will overflow
you will overflow
they will overflow
Future Perfect
I will have overflown
you will have overflown
he/she/it will have overflown
we will have overflown
you will have overflown
they will have overflown
Future Continuous
I will be overflowing
you will be overflowing
he/she/it will be overflowing
we will be overflowing
you will be overflowing
they will be overflowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overflowing
you have been overflowing
he/she/it has been overflowing
we have been overflowing
you have been overflowing
they have been overflowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overflowing
you will have been overflowing
he/she/it will have been overflowing
we will have been overflowing
you will have been overflowing
they will have been overflowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overflowing
you had been overflowing
he/she/it had been overflowing
we had been overflowing
you had been overflowing
they had been overflowing
Conditional
I would overflow
you would overflow
he/she/it would overflow
we would overflow
you would overflow
they would overflow
Past Conditional
I would have overflown
you would have overflown
he/she/it would have overflown
we would have overflown
you would have overflown
they would have overflown
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overflow - a large flowoverflow - a large flow        
flow, stream - the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
effusion - flow under pressure
2.overflow - the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacityoverflow - the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
Verb1.overflow - flow or run over (a limit or brim)overflow - flow or run over (a limit or brim)  
spill, run out - flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"
geyser - to overflow like a geyser
2.overflow - overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger"
seethe, boil - be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"

overflow

verb
1. spill over, discharge, well over, run over, pour over, pour out, bubble over, brim over, surge over, slop over, teem over the sickening stench of raw sewage overflowing from toilets
2. flood, swamp, submerge, cover, drown, soak, immerse, inundate, deluge, pour over The river has overflowed its banks in several places.
noun
1. flood, flooding, spill, discharge, spilling over, inundation Carpeting is damaged from the overflow of water from a bathtub.
2. surplus, extra, excess, overspill, inundation, overabundance, additional people or things Tents have been set up next to hospitals to handle the overflow.

overflow

verb
1. To flow over completely:
2. To be abundantly filled or richly supplied:
noun
1. An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain:
Chiefly British: spate.
2. An amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
Translations
أنبوب الفَيَضانفَيَضان، طَفْحيَفيض، يَغْمُر، يَطْفَح
flyde overgå overoverløboverløbsrør
ylitäyttääylivuoto
túlcsordultúlcsordulástúlfolyó
flæîa yfir; leita út úr vegna òrengslayfirfall; flóîyfirfallsrör
išsilietinutekamasis vamzdisvandens perteklius
būt pārpilnamnotekapārplūdepārplūdes caurulepārplūst
preliať saprepadovýpretekanieprietoková rúrka
preplaviti
översvämma
akıntı oluğutaşmataşmak

overflow

A. [ˈəʊvəfləʊ] N (= pipe) → desagüe m, tubo m de desagüe; (= outlet, hole) → rebosadero m; (= liquid) → exceso m de líquido, líquido m derramado; [of people] → exceso m
they made an extra room available for the overflow from the meetingacomodaron otra sala para dar cabida al exceso de asistentes a la reunión
B. [ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ] VI [liquid] → rebosar, derramarse; [container, room, hall] → rebosar; [river] → desbordarse
people overflowed from the hall into the streets outsidela gente desbordó la sala, inundando las calles del alrededor
to fill a cup to overflowingllenar una taza hasta rebosar
the crowd filled the stadium to overflowingel estadio estaba a rebosar de público
she was overflowing with joyestaba rebosante de alegría
C. [ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ] VT [+ banks] → desbordarse de, salir de; [+ fields, surrounding area] → inundar
D. CPD [ˈəʊvəfləʊ] overflow meeting Nreunión f para el exceso de público
overflow pipe Ndesagüe m, tubo m de desagüe

overflow

[ˌəʊvərˈfləʊ]
vi
[container, river] → déborder; [liquid] → déborder
[emotions] → déborder; [anger] → éclater
His anger finally overflowed → Sa colère a fini par éclater.
to overflow with sth [+ emotion] → déborder de qch
vt
the river overflowed its banks → la rivière est sortie de son lit
[ˈəʊvərfləʊ] n
[bath, sink] → trop-plein m
(also overflow pipe) → trop-plein m, tuyau m d'écoulement
[lake] → trop-plein m
[people] → trop-plein m
Tents have been set up next to hospitals to handle the overflow → Des tentes ont été montées à côté des hôpitaux pour juguler le trop-plein.

overflow

n
(= act)Überlaufen nt
(= amount)Übergelaufene(s) nt, → Übergeflossene(s) nt
(= outlet)Überlauf m
(= excess: of people) → Überschuss m (→ of an +dat)
vt areaüberschwemmen; container, tanküberlaufen lassen; the river has overflowed its banksder Fluss ist über die Ufer getreten
vi
(liquid, river etc)überlaufen, überfließen; (container)überlaufen; (room, vehicle)zum Platzen gefüllt sein, überfüllt sein (with mit); full to overflowing (bowl, cup)bis oben hin voll, zum Überlaufen voll; roomüberfüllt, zu voll; the crowd at the meeting overflowed into the streetdie Leute bei der Versammlung standen bis auf die Straße; you’ll have to open the doors and let the people overflow into the groundsman wird die Türen öffnen müssen, damit die Leute in die Gartenanlagen ausweichen können
(fig: = be full of) → überfließen (with von); his heart was overflowing with lovesein Herz lief or floss über vor Liebe

overflow

[n ˈəʊvəˌfləʊ; vb ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ]
1. n (also overflow pipe) → troppopieno (fig) (people) the overflow filled the courtyardquelli che non riuscirono ad entrare si accalcarono nel cortile
2. vi (gen) → traboccare; (river) → straripare; (people) → riversarsi
the theatre was overflowing with people → il teatro traboccava di gente

overflow

(əuvəˈflou) verb
to flow over the edge or limits (of). The river overflowed (its banks); The crowd overflowed into the next room.
(ˈəuvəflou) noun
1. a flowing over of liquid. I put a bucket under the pipe to catch the overflow; (also adjective) an overflow pipe.
2. an overflow pipe.

overflow

n. rebosamiento; derramamiento;
pop. desparramo.
References in classic literature ?
The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides.
Then would the tears stand in poor Hepzibah's eyes, or overflow them with a too abundant gush, so that she was fain to betake herself into some corner, lest Clifford should espy her agitation.
There was something in the small valor of it that quite finished me: these three words from her were, in a flash like the glitter of a drawn blade, the jostle of the cup that my hand, for weeks and weeks, had held high and full to the brim that now, even before speaking, I felt overflow in a deluge.
When he had nothing to do for the moment, he would stand round fidgeting, dancing, with the overflow of energy that was in him.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee, and the rivers they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee; for I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.
The mimic royalty on the stage, with their soaked satins clinging to their bodies, slopped about ankle-deep in water, warbling their sweetest and best, the fiddlers under the eaves of the state sawed away for dear life, with the cold overflow spouting down the backs of their necks, and the dry and happy King sat in his lofty box and wore his gloves to ribbons applauding.
When Rowena had at last done all her duty by the people in the parlor, she went upstairs to satisfy the longings of an overflow meeting there, for the parlor was not big enough to hold all the comers.
The rains that are almost continually falling in this season make it impossible to go far from home, for the rivers overflow their banks, and therefore, in a place like this, where there are neither bridges nor boats, are, if they are not fordable, utterly impassable.
In the one community of Brownsville, for example, settled several years ago by an overflow of Russian Jews from the East Side of New York, there are now as many telephones as in the kingdom of Greece.
As I stood there musing over this too perfect triumph of man, the full moon, yellow and gibbous, came up out of an overflow of silver light in the north-east.
First love is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy be allowed to overflow, it will stifle you.
Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect.