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o·ver·look

 (ō′vər-lo͝ok′)
tr.v. o·ver·looked, o·ver·look·ing, o·ver·looks
1.
a. To look over or at from a higher place: We overlooked the valley from the cliff.
b. To afford a view over: The tower overlooks the sea.
2.
a. To fail to notice or consider; miss: Even the editor overlooked this error.
b. To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard: I'll overlook that remark if you leave now.
3. Archaic
a. To look over; examine: overlook a manuscript for errors.
b. To manage; supervise: overlook farm hands.
n. (ō′vər-lo͝ok′)
An elevated place that affords an extensive view: a scenic overlook.

overlook

vb (tr)
1. to fail to notice or take into account
2. to disregard deliberately or indulgently
3. to look at or over from above: the garden is overlooked by the prison.
4. to afford a view of from above: the house overlooks the bay.
5. to rise above
6. to look after
7. to look at carefully
8. to bewitch or cast the evil eye upon (someone)
n
9. a high place affording a view
10. an act of overlooking

o•ver•look

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈlʊk; n. ˈoʊ vərˌlʊk)
v.t.
1. to fail to notice or consider.
2. to disregard indulgently: to overlook a child's pout.
3. to excuse; pardon.
4. to look over, as from a higher position.
5. to rise above, esp. so as to afford a view over.
6. to inspect or peruse.
7. to look after; supervise.
8. Archaic. to look upon with the evil eye; bewitch.
n.
9. terrain that affords a good view of things below.
[1325–75]
syn: See slight.

overlook


Past participle: overlooked
Gerund: overlooking

Imperative
overlook
overlook
Present
I overlook
you overlook
he/she/it overlooks
we overlook
you overlook
they overlook
Preterite
I overlooked
you overlooked
he/she/it overlooked
we overlooked
you overlooked
they overlooked
Present Continuous
I am overlooking
you are overlooking
he/she/it is overlooking
we are overlooking
you are overlooking
they are overlooking
Present Perfect
I have overlooked
you have overlooked
he/she/it has overlooked
we have overlooked
you have overlooked
they have overlooked
Past Continuous
I was overlooking
you were overlooking
he/she/it was overlooking
we were overlooking
you were overlooking
they were overlooking
Past Perfect
I had overlooked
you had overlooked
he/she/it had overlooked
we had overlooked
you had overlooked
they had overlooked
Future
I will overlook
you will overlook
he/she/it will overlook
we will overlook
you will overlook
they will overlook
Future Perfect
I will have overlooked
you will have overlooked
he/she/it will have overlooked
we will have overlooked
you will have overlooked
they will have overlooked
Future Continuous
I will be overlooking
you will be overlooking
he/she/it will be overlooking
we will be overlooking
you will be overlooking
they will be overlooking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overlooking
you have been overlooking
he/she/it has been overlooking
we have been overlooking
you have been overlooking
they have been overlooking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overlooking
you will have been overlooking
he/she/it will have been overlooking
we will have been overlooking
you will have been overlooking
they will have been overlooking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overlooking
you had been overlooking
he/she/it had been overlooking
we had been overlooking
you had been overlooking
they had been overlooking
Conditional
I would overlook
you would overlook
he/she/it would overlook
we would overlook
you would overlook
they would overlook
Past Conditional
I would have overlooked
you would have overlooked
he/she/it would have overlooked
we would have overlooked
you would have overlooked
they would have overlooked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overlook - a high place affording a good viewoverlook - a high place affording a good view  
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
Verb1.overlook - look past, fail to notice
miss, lose - fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"
2.overlook - be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
3.overlook - leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
forget - forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"
pass over, skip, skip over, jump - bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
4.overlook - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
dwarf, overshadow, shadow - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
5.overlook - watch over; "I am overlooking her work"
survey - look over carefully or inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates"

overlook

verb
1. look over or out on, have a view of, command a view of, front on to, give upon, afford a view of The rooms overlooked the garden.
2. miss, forget, neglect, omit, disregard, pass over, fail to notice, leave undone, slip up on, leave out of consideration We overlook all sorts of warning signals about our health.
miss note, spot, notice, observe, mark, perceive, heed, discern
3. ignore, excuse, forgive, pardon, disregard, condone, turn a blind eye to, wink at, blink at, make allowances for, let someone off with, let pass, let ride, discount, pass over, take no notice of, be oblivious to, pay no attention to, turn a deaf ear to, shut your eyes to satisfying relationships that enable them to overlook each other's faults

overlook

verb
1. To view broadly or from a height:
2. To rise above, especially so as to afford a view of:
3. To direct and watch over the work and performance of others:
noun
A high structure or place commanding a wide view:
Translations
يَتَغاضى عَنيَطُلُّ عَلَىيُطِلُّ على، يُشْرِفُ
přehlédnout
oversehave udsigt over
jättää huomiotta
gledati na
elnéz
líta fram hjásjá út yfir; gnæfa yfir
見落とす
못 보고 넘어가다
nepastebėtižiūrėti pro pirštus į
neievērotpavērties skatienamskatīties caur pirkstiem
mať výhľad na
gledati naspregledati
förbise
มองลงไปเห็น
nhìn qua

overlook

[ˌəʊvəˈlʊk] VT
1. [building] → tener vista a, dar a
the house overlooks the parkla casa tiene vistas al parque
the garden is not overlookedel jardín no tiene ningún edificio al lado que lo domine
2. (= leave out) → pasar por alto; (= not notice) → pasar por alto, no darse cuenta de; (= tolerate) → pasar por alto, dejar pasar; (= turn a blind eye to) → hacer la vista gorda a
we'll overlook it this timepor esta vez lo pasaremos por alto or lo dejaremos pasar
the plant is easily overlookedes fácil pasar por alto or no ver la planta
3. (= watch over) → vigilar; (= inspect) → inspeccionar, examinar

overlook

[ˌəʊvərˈlʊk] vt
(= have view of) → donner sur
The hotel overlooked the beach → L'hôtel donnait sur la plage.
(= fail to see) [+ fact, problem, risk] → négliger
He had overlooked one important problem → Il avait négligé un problème important.
(= forgive) → fermer les yeux sur

overlook

vt
(= have view onto)überblicken; we had a room overlooking the parkwir hatten ein Zimmer mit Blick auf den Park; the castle overlooks the whole townvom Schloss aus hat man Aussicht auf die ganze Stadt; the garden is not overlookedniemand kann in den Garten hineinsehen
(= fail to notice) detailübersehen, nicht bemerken; it is easy to overlookman übersieht es leicht
(= ignore) mistakehinwegsehen über (+acc), → durchgehen lassen; I am prepared to overlook it this timediesmal will ich noch ein Auge zudrücken

overlook

[ˌəʊvəˈlʊk] vt
a. (subj, building) → dare su
our garden is not overlooked → nel nostro giardino nessuno ci può vedere
b. (not notice) → lasciarsi sfuggire, trascurare; (tolerate) → chiudere un occhio su, passare sopra a

overlook

(əuvəˈluk) verb
1. to look down on. The house overlooked the river.
2. to take no notice of. We shall overlook your lateness this time.

overlook

يَطُلُّ عَلَى přehlédnout overse übersehen παραβλέπω pasar por alto jättää huomiotta donner sur gledati na dominare 見落とす 못 보고 넘어가다 overzien overse przeoczyć ter vista para осмотреть förbise มองลงไปเห็น gözden kaçırmak nhìn qua 俯瞰
References in classic literature ?
It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.
Moreover, whatsoever is practised in a tyranny seems adapted to a democracy of this species; as, for instance, the licentiousness of the slaves, the women, and the children; for this to a certain degree is useful in such a state; and also to overlook every one's living as they choose; for many will support such a government: for it is more agreeable to many to live without any control than as prudence would direct.
But to make this the sole consideration of marriage, to lust after it so violently as to overlook all imperfections for its sake, or to require it so absolutely as to reject and disdain religion, virtue, and sense, which are qualities in their nature of much higher perfection, only because an elegance of person is wanting: this is surely inconsistent, either with a wise man or a good Christian.
The domestic nature of the story makes this audacious proceeding possible; while the lively fancies of my young readers will supply all deficiencies, and overlook all discrepancies.
My peculiar relation to the writer of the following narratives is such that I must ask the reader to overlook the absence of explanation as to how they came into my possession.
They regret it deeply, and beg you to overlook their misbehavior.
In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.
It is needless to say that this conversation was of absorbing interest to both; so much so, indeed, that Betts momentarily forgot his love, and by the time it had ended, Adrienne was disposed to overlook most of her over scrupulous objections to rewarding that very passion.
I ought to be able to overlook it," the lady replied with composure; "you have so many times asked me to in those very words.
Like Kepler and Aristarchus, which overlook the "Ocean of Tempests," sometimes it appeared like a brilliant point through the cloudy light, and was taken for a volcano in activity.
And that she should seem to consider me a spectacle, and totally overlook her own merits in that respect, was another puzzling thing, and a display of magnanimity, too, that was surprising in one so young.
It is hoped that, after this confession, whoever shall compare this attempt with the original, if he shall find no proofs of fraud or partiality, will candidly overlook any failure of judgment.