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Definitions of overhead

  1. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (computer science) the disk space required for non-data information (used for location and timing) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a transparency for use with an overhead projector Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. above the head; over the head; "bring the legs together overhead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. above your head; in the sky; "planes were flying overhead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the story or upon the floor above; in the zenith. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Above; on an upper floor; on high. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Over the head: aloft: in the zenith. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Aloft. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. So as to be submerged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Aloft; above; in the zenith. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Above; aloft; in the story or ceiling above; without distinction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Situated above: passing through the air; pertaining to what is above or aloft. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for overhead

  1. With the laundry steaming overhead you could almost imagine it was summer. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  2. The door closed behind her, and by and by he could hear her moving overhead – Victorian Short Stories by Various
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