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overheads

(ˈəʊvəˌhɛdz)
pl n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) business expenses, such as rent, that are not directly attributable to any department or product and can therefore be assigned only arbitrarily. Also called: burden, fixed costs, indirect costs or oncost Compare prime cost
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overheads

plural noun running costs, expenses, outgoings, operating costs, oncosts We have to cut costs in order to reduce overheads.
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Translations
režijní náklady
generalomkostninger
kiinteät kustannukset
frais générauxproduits de tête
režije
諸経費
경상비
omkostnader
ค่าใช้จ่ายในการดำเนินธุรกิจ
chi phí hành chính

overheads

[ˈəʊvərhɛdz] npl (British)frais mpl généraux
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

overheads

pl (Brit) → allgemeine Unkosten pl; company overheadsallgemeine Geschäftskosten or Betriebs(un)kosten pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

overheads

[ˈəʊvəˌhɛdz] npl (Brit) → costi mpl di gestione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

overheads

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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"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.
Then just overhead came a sound like an iron bedstead being knocked about, and the low angry growling of some large animal.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be the better word for it) was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common towards Chertsey, set with black pine trees, seemed to darken abruptly as these puffs arose, and to remain the darker after their dispersal.
Tied or trussed like fowls or pigs, they were tumbled on the hard- packed earthen floor, beneath which, shallowly buried, lay the remains of ancient chiefs, while, overhead, in wrappings of grass mats, swung all that was left of several of Bashti's immediate predecessors, his father latest among them and so swinging for two full generations.
Vanguards of Chil!} Word they gave me overhead of quarry newly slain, Word I gave them underfoot of buck upon the plain.
Overhead, as she sat, she could now hear the floorboards slightly creak, as if some one were walking about, and presently the movement was explained by the rustle of garments against the banisters, the opening and the closing of the front door, and the form of Tess passing to the gate on her way into the street.
As if to add to her troubles the night was now creeping on, and the gray clouds overhead changed to inky blackness.
The court was very cool and a little damp, and full of premature twilight, although the sky, high up overhead, was still bright with sunset.
Only the lonely fox is red, Black but the crow-flight overhead. You who gave me your heart -- The chariot creaks to depart.
And the last chamber's load became suddenly too precious for my person; for there were many voices overhead; there were many feet upon the stairs.
We chanced upon him in the forest, early in the morning, and from the safety of the branches overhead we chattered down at him our dislike and hatred.
But something was going on overhead. It was a dark summer night, shot through with infrequent shimmers of lightning silently firing a cloud lying low in the west and portending a storm.