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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.

overflowing

(ˌəʊvəˈfləʊɪŋ)
adj
very full; almost filled over capacityso full of people or things that no more can fit in
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overflowing - covered with wateroverflowing - covered with water; "the main deck was afloat (or awash)"; "the monsoon left the whole place awash"; "a flooded bathroom"; "inundated farmlands"; "an overflowing tub"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

overflowing

overflowing

adjective
Full to the point of flowing over:
Translations

overflowing

[ˌəʊvərˈfləʊɪŋ]
adj (= very full) to be overflowing [prison, hall] → être plein à craquer
Jails and temporary detention camps are overflowing → Les prisons et les camps de détention sont pleins à craquer.
to be overflowing with people → être bondé
n (= very full) to be full to overflowing → être plein à ras bord
The prisons are full to overflowing → Les prisons sont pleines à ras bord.
to fill sth to overflowing [+ bar, restaurant, hall] → remplir qch à ras bord
He was one of the few teachers who always filled the lecture room to overflowing → C'était l'un des rares professeurs à toujours faire salle comble., C'était l'un des rares professeurs à toujours remplir l'amphithéâtre à ras bord.
to be filled to overflowing [building] → être rempli à ras bord; [container] → être rempli à ras bordoverflow pipe ntuyau m de trop-plein, tuyau m d'écoulement
References in classic literature ?
of what good now are thy chateaux overflowing with sumptuous furniture, forests overflowing with game, lakes overflowing with fish, cellars overflowing with wealth
But since I am arrived at the banks of this renowned river, which I have passed and repassed so many times; and since all that I have read of the nature of its waters, and the causes of its overflowing, is full of fables, the reader may not be displeased to find here an account of what I saw myself, or was told by the inhabitants.
And when I bade the dream Upon thy spirit flee, Thy violet eyes to me Upturned, did overflowing seem With the deep, untold delight Of Love's serenity; Thy classic brow, like lilies white And pale as the Imperial Night Upon her throne, with stars bedight, Enthralled my soul to thee!
Then, they elevated into the vacant chair a young woman from the crowd to be carried as the Goddess of Liberty, and then swelling and overflowing out into the adjacent streets, and along the river's bank, and over the bridge, the Carmagnole absorbed them every one and whirled them away.
The mover and seconder of the first Resolution (not having so much as the ghost of an idea to trouble either of them), poured out language in flowing and overflowing streams, like water from a perpetual spring.
Her overflowing amiability included even poor Miss Darnaway and the absent brothers and sisters.
Pardon this gush of sorrow; these ineffectual words are but a slight tribute to the unexampled worth of Henry, but they soothe my heart, overflowing with the anguish which his remembrance creates.
I'll build myself a beautiful palace, with a thousand stables filled with a thousand wooden horses to play with, a cellar overflowing with lemonade and ice cream soda, and a library of candies and fruits, cakes and cookies.
Saying good-bye to the princess, Sergey Ivanovitch was joined by Katavasov; together they got into a carriage full to overflowing, and the train started.
Now, however, a new table of valuations must be placed over mankind--namely, that of the strong, mighty, and magnificent man, overflowing with life and elevated to his zenith--the Superman, who is now put before us with overpowering passion as the aim of our life, hope, and will.
The warmly cool, clear, ringing, perfumed, overflowing, redundant days, were as crystal goblets of Persian sherbet, heaped up --flaked up, with rose-water snow.