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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.
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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overhead

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