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Definitions of overcome

  1. To master; control; vanquish; defeat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To get the better of; conquer; hence, to make helpless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To get the better of: to conquer or subdue. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To surpass; conquer; affect to excess. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To gain the superiority; to be victorious. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be victorious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To be victorious over. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To vanquish; to subdue; to master; to get the better of; to be victorious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. of Overcome Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for overcome

  1. " I never thought we'd see that again," said Alfred, almost overcome – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  2. Baletti was quite overcome with delight. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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