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o·ver·head

 (ō′vər-hĕd′)
adj.
1. Located, functioning, or originating from above.
2. Of or relating to the operating expenses of a business.
n.
1. The operating expenses of a business, including the costs of rent, utilities, interior decoration, and taxes, exclusive of labor and materials.
2. Nautical The top surface in an enclosed space of a ship.
3. Something, such as a light fixture, that is located above head height.
4. Sports A stroke in a game, such as tennis or badminton, that is made with a hard downward motion from above the head.
5.
a. An overhead projector.
b. The image projected by an overhead projector.
adv. (ō′vər-hĕd′)
Over or above the level of the head; high or higher up: look overhead.

overhead

adj
1. situated or operating above head height or some other reference level
2. (Commerce) (prenominal) inclusive: the overhead price included meals.
adv
over or above head height, esp in the sky
n
3. (General Sporting Terms)
a. a stroke in racket games played from above head height
b. (as modifier): an overhead smash.
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical the interior lining above one's head below decks in a vessel
5. (Building) short for overhead door
6. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (modifier) of, concerned with, or resulting from overheads: overhead costs.

o•ver•head

(adv. ˈoʊ vərˈhɛd; adj., n. ˈoʊ vərˌhɛd)

adv.
1. above one's head; aloft; up in the air or sky, esp. near the zenith.
2. so as to be completely submerged or engulfed: to plunge overhead in water.
adj.
3. situated, operating, or passing above, aloft, or over the head.
4. of or pertaining to the general costs of running a business.
n.
5. the general, fixed costs of running a business, as rent, lighting, and heating expenses, that cannot be charged to a specific product or part of the work operation.
6. (in racket sports) a stroke in which the ball or shuttlecock is hit with a downward motion from above the head; smash.
7. an overhead compartment, shelf, etc.
8. a ceiling light.
9. Also called o′verhead projec′tor. an apparatus that projects images above and behind the operator when transparencies are placed horizontally on its surface and lighted from below.
10. Also called o′verhead projec′tion. a picture or image thus projected.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overhead - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance)overhead - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
disbursal, disbursement, expense - amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
2.overhead - (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
access time - (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive; "access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead"
processing time - the time it takes to complete a prescribed procedure; "they increased output by decreasing processing time"
3.overhead - (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
disc space, disk space - (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
4.overhead - a transparency for use with an overhead projector
transparency, foil - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
5.overhead - (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
cabin - small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
ceiling - the overhead upper surface of a covered space; "he hated painting the ceiling"
6.overhead - a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
Adj.1.overhead - located or originating from above; "an overhead crossing"
subsurface - beneath the surface; "subsurface materials of the moon"
surface - on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
Adv.1.overhead - above your head; in the sky; "planes were flying overhead"
2.overhead - above the head; over the head; "bring the legs together overhead"

overhead

adjective
1. raised, suspended, elevated, aerial, overhanging people who live under or near overhead cables
adverb
1. above, in the sky, on high, aloft, up above planes passing overhead
above below, beneath, underneath, downward, underfoot
Translations
režijní náklady
generalomkostninger
kiinteät kustannukset
režije
fyrir ofan, uppi yfir
諸経費
경상비
aukštai iškeltasvirš galvosviršuje
augšāgaisa-gaisāvirszemes-
nad hlavouvisutý
dvignjenzgoraj
omkostnader
ค่าใช้จ่ายในการดำเนินธุรกิจ
havadaişletme masraflarıtepedeyukarıdan geçen
chi phí hành chính

overhead

A. [ˌəʊvəˈhed] ADVpor lo alto, en alto, por encima de la cabeza
a bird flew overheadpasó un pájaro
B. [ˈəʊvəhed] ADJde arriba, encima de la cabeza; [crane] → de techo; [railway] → elevado, suspendido; [camshaft] → en cabeza
C. [ˈəʊvəhed] N overhead (US) overheads (Brit) → gastos mpl generales
D. [ˈəʊvəhed] CPD overhead cable Nlínea f eléctrica aérea
overhead expenses NPLgastos mpl generales
overhead kick Nchilena f, tijereta f
overhead light Nluz f de techo
overhead projector Nretroproyector m

overhead

[ˌəʊvərˈhɛd]
advau-dessus
Feet were pounding on the deck overhead → On entendait piétiner au-dessus sur le pont.
Seagulls were circling overhead (= above us) → Les mouettes décrivaient des cercles au-dessus de nos têtes.
adj
[wires, lines, cables] → aérien(ne)
[lighting] → vertical(e) overhead locker
[ˈəʊvərhɛd] n (US) = overheadsoverhead costs nplfrais mpl générauxoverhead light nplafonnier moverhead locker n (on plane, train)casier m à bagages (au-dessus des sièges)overhead projector nrétroprojecteur m

overhead

:
overhead bin
n (Aviat) → Gepäckfach ntüber den Sitzen
overhead cable
nÜberlandleitung f; (high voltage) → Hochspannungsleitung f; (Rail) → Oberleitung f
overhead cam(shaft)
overhead projector

overhead

:
overhead transparency
n(Overhead)folie f
overhead-valve engine
noben gesteuerter Motor
overhead valves
ploben gesteuerte Ventile pl

overhead

1
advoben; (= in the sky: position) → am Himmel, in der Luft; the people overhead (= above us)die Leute über uns; (= above them)die Leute darüber; a plane flew overheadein Flugzeug flog über uns etc (acc)(hinweg)
adj overhead compartmentGepäckfach nt; overhead railway (Brit) → Hochbahn f; overhead kick (Ftbl) → Fallrückzieher m; overhead lightingDeckenbeleuchtung f; overhead travelling craneLaufkran m; overhead volley (Sport) → Hochball m

overhead

2 (Comm)
adj overhead charges or costs or expensesallgemeine Unkosten pl
n (US) = overheads

overhead

[adv ˌəʊvəˈhɛd; adj ˈəʊvəˌhɛd]
1. advin alto
2. adj (railway) → sopraelevato/a; (cable) → aereo/a
overhead shot (Tennis) → schiacciata
overhead valve (Aut) → valvola in testa

overhead

(əuvəˈhed) adverb, adjective
above; over one's head. The plane flew overhead; an overhead bridge.

overhead

مَصَارِيفٌ عَامَةٌ režijní náklady generalomkostninger allgemeine Unkosten γενικά έξοδα gastos indirectos kiinteät kustannukset frais généraux režije spese generali 諸経費 경상비 vaste bedrijfskosten faste utgifter koszty ogólne despesas gerais накладные расходы omkostnader ค่าใช้จ่ายในการดำเนินธุรกิจ işletme masrafları chi phí hành chính 经费
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For two or three hours the sun lay warmly in the high window, showing Jo seated on the old sofa, writing busily, with her papers spread out upon a trunk before her, while Scrabble, the pet rat, promenaded the beams overhead, accompanied by his oldest son, a fine young fellow, who was evidently very proud of his whiskers.
Later when he drove back home and when night came on and the stars came out it was harder to get back the old feeling of a close and personal God who lived in the sky overhead and who might at any moment reach out his hand, touch him on the shoulder, and appoint for him some heroic task to be done.
Damon, who blessed everything in sight from the gasoline in the automobile to the blue sky overhead, started for the station.
The firelight flickered on the hewn logs that supported the thatch overhead.
She caught sight of a little green table, blotched with the checkered sunlight that filtered through the quivering leaves overhead.
Thorndike stepped into the gloom of an echoing rotunda, shut in on every side, hung by balconies, lit, many stories overhead, by a dirty skylight.
The moon, too, which had long been climbing overhead, and unobtrusively melting its disk into the azure,--like an ambitious demagogue, who hides his aspiring purpose by assuming the prevalent hue of popular sentiment,--now began to shine out, broad and oval, in its middle pathway.
Overhead was a gray expanse of cloud, slightly stirred, however, by a breeze; so that a gleam of flickering sunshine might now and then be seen at its solitary play along the path.
And ever, as the white moon shows her affrighted face from the steep gullies in the blackness overhead, aghast Jonah sees the rearing bowsprit pointing high upward, but soon beat downward again towards the tormented deep.
If you pry it up, so as to get it overhead, and expose its rows of teeth, it seems a terrific portcullis; and such, alas
All right," said the other, and went up through the trapdoor; and I heard him step across the floor overhead and put down the hay.
They spread in vast clouds overhead, writhing, curling; then, uniting in one giant river, they streamed away down the sky, stretching a black pall as far as the eye could reach.