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Definitions of overlook

  1. look down on; "The villa dominates the town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a high place affording a good view Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. look past, fail to notice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. watch over; "I am overlooking her work" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; hence, to refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to neglect; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To look down on from above; to inspect; to watch over; to fail to notice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To look over: to be higher: to inspect: to neglect by carelessness or inadvertence: to pass by indulgently: to pardon: to slight. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To look over; inspect; neglect; pardon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To look down upon; superintend; oversee. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To look over; pardon; fail to see; miss; slight; neglect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To look over; to stand higher; to inspect; to superintend; to review; to pass by indulgently; to slight. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To view from higher ground; to inspect; to review; to pass by indulgently; to neglect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the marketplace. dictgcide_fs
  20. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to overlook a missing bolt. dictgcide_fs
  21. To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed). dictgcide_fs
  22. [=o]-v[.e]r-look', v.t. to look over: to see from a higher position: to view carefully: to neglect by carelessness or inadvertence: to pass by without punishment: to pardon: to slight: to bewitch by looking upon with the Evil Eye.--n. OVERLOOK'ER. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683

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