English dictionary


oval |ˈoʊvl| — a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it

ovarian |oʊˈveriən| — of or involving the ovaries

ovary |ˈoʊvəri| — the organ that bears the ovules of a flower

ovate |ˈovet| — of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base

ovation |oʊˈveɪʃn| — enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

oven |ˈʌvn| — kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting

over |ˈoʊvər| — (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

over-refine |ˈəʊvərɪˈfaɪn| — refine too much or with excess of subtlety

over-the-counter |ˈoʊvərðəˈkɑʊntər| — (of securities) not traded on a stock exchange

overabundance |ˈoʊvr̩əˈbəndəns| — the state of being more than full

overabundant |ˌoʊvr̩əˈbʌndənt| — excessively abundant

overact |ˌoʊvərˈækt| — exaggerate one's acting

overactive |ˌoʊvərˈæktɪv| — more active than normal

overage |ˌoʊvərˈeɪdʒ| — a surplus or excess of money or merchandise that is actually on hand and that exceeds expectations

overall |ˌoʊvərˈɔːl| — (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

overanxious |ˌoʊvəˈræŋkʃəs| — anxious or nervous to an excessive degree

overarch |ˌoʊvəˈrɑːrtʃ| — be central or dominant

overarm |ˈoʊvərɑːrm| — with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level

overawe |ˌoʊvərˈɔː| — subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

overbalance |ˌoʊvərˈbæləns| — weigh more heavily

overbear |ˌoʊvəˈbeər| — overcome

overbearing |ˌoʊvərˈberɪŋ| — expecting unquestioning obedience

overbearingly |ˌoʊvəˈbeərɪŋli| — in an overbearing manner

overbid |ˌoʊvəˈbɪd| — a bid that is higher than preceding bids

overblown |ˌoʊvərˈbloʊn| — puffed up with vanity

overboard |ˈoʊvərbɔːrd| — to extremes

overboil |ˈəʊvəˈbɔɪl| — overflow or cause to overflow while boiling

overbold |ˌoʊvəˈboʊld| — improperly forward or bold

overburden |ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdn| — the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits

overburdened |ˌoʊvəˈbɜːdənd| — heavily burdened with work or cares

overcapitalize |ˌoʊvəˈkæpɪtəlaɪz| — estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level

overcast |ˌoʊvərˈkæst| — the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds

overcharge |ˌoʊvərˈtʃɑːrdʒ| — a price that is too high

overcloud |ˌoʊvəˈklaʊd| — become covered with clouds

overcoat |ˈoʊvərkoʊt| — a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter

overcoating |ˈoʊvərˌkoʊtɪŋ| — an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)

overcome |ˌoʊvərˈkʌm| — win a victory over

overconfidence |ˌoʊvəˈkɒnfɪdəns| — total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant

overcook |ˌoʊvərˈkʊk| — cook too long

overcrop |ˌoʊvəˈkrɑːp| — to exhaust by excessive cultivation

overcrowd |ˌoʊvəˈkraʊd| — cause to crowd together too much

overdo |ˌoʊvərˈduː| — do something to an excessive degree

overdone |ˌoʊvəˈdʌn| — represented as greater than is true or reasonable

overdose |ˈoʊvərdoʊs| — dose too heavily

overdraft |ˈoʊvərdræft| — a draft in excess of the credit balance

overdraw |ˌoʊvərˈdrɔː| — draw more money from than is available

overdress |ˌoʊvəˈdres| — dress too warmly

overdrive |ˈoʊvərdraɪv| — the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration

overdue |ˌoʊvərˈduː| — past due; not paid at the scheduled time

overeat |ˌoʊvərˈiːt| — overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

overeating |ˌoʊvəˈriːtɪŋ| — eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)

overemphasize |ˌoʊvərˈemfəsaɪz| — place special or excessive emphasis on

overestimate |ˌoʊvərˈestɪmeɪt| — an appraisal that is too high

overestimation |ˌoʊvərestɪˈmeɪʃn| — an appraisal that is too high

overexpose |ˌoʊvərɪkˈspoʊz| — expose to too much light

overexposure |ˌoʊvərɪkˈspoʊʒər| — the act of exposing film to too much light or for too long a time

overextend |ˌoʊvərɪkˈstend| — strain excessively

overfed |ˌoʊvəˈfed| — too well nourished

overfeed |ˈoʊvərfiːd| — feed excessively

overfill |ˈovərˌfɪl| — fill beyond capacity

overflow |ˌoʊvərˈfloʊ| — a large flow

overflowing |ˌoʊvəˈfloʊɪŋ| — covered with water

overfly |ˌoʊvərˈflaɪ| — fly over

overfull |ˌoʊvəˈfʊl| — exceeding demand

overgarment |ˈoʊvərɡɑːrmənt| — a garment worn over other garments

overgrow |ˌoʊvərˈɡroʊ| — grow too large

overgrown |ˌoʊvərˈɡroʊn| — covered with growing plants

overgrowth |ˈoʊvərɡroʊθ| — excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland

overhang |ˌoʊvərˈhæŋ| — projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

overhaul |ˈoʊvərhɔːl| — periodic maintenance on a car or machine

overhead |ˌoʊvərˈhed| — 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

overhear |ˌoʊvərˈhɪr| — hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

overheat |ˌoʊvərˈhiːt| — get excessively and undesirably hot

overheating |ˌoʊvəˈhiːtɪŋ| — excessive heating

overindulge |ˌoʊvərɪnˈdʌldʒ| — overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

overindulgence |ˌoʊvr̩rɪnˈdʌldʒəns| — excessive indulgence

overjoy |ˌoʊvərˈdʒɔɪ| — cause to feel extremely joyful or happy

overjoyed |ˌoʊvərˈdʒɔɪd| — extremely joyful

overkill |ˈoʊvərkɪl| — the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required

overladen |ˌoʊvəˈleɪdən| — loaded past capacity

overland |ˈoʊvərlænd| — traveling or passing over land

overlap |ˌoʊvərˈlæp| — a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

overlapping |ˌoʊvəˈlæpɪŋ| — covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

overlay |ˌoʊvərˈleɪ| — protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior

overleaf |ˌoʊvərˈliːf| — on or to the other side of a page

overleap |ˌoʊvəˈliːp| — defeat (oneself) by going too far

overlie |ˌoʊvərˈlaɪ| — lie upon; lie on top of

overload |ˌoʊvərˈloʊd| — an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power

overloaded |ˌoʊvəˈloʊdɪd| — loaded past capacity

overlook |ˌoʊvərˈlʊk| — a high place affording a good view

overlord |ˈoʊvərlɔːrd| — a person who has general authority over others

overly |ˈoʊvərli| — to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

overlying |ˌoʊvəˈlaɪɪŋ| — placed on or over something else

overmantel |ˈoʊvr̩mæntəl| — a shelf over a mantelpiece

overmaster |ˌoʊvəˈmæstər| — overcome by superior force

overmuch |ˌoʊvərˈmʌtʃ| — a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

overnice |əʊvəˈnʌɪs| — excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

overnight |ˌoʊvərˈnaɪt| — during or for the length of one night

overpass |ˈoʊvərpæs| — bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels

overpay |ˌoʊvərˈpeɪ| — pay too much

overplay |ˌoʊvərˈpleɪ| — exaggerate one's acting

overplus |ˈoʊvr̩plʌs| — extreme excess

overpopulate |ˌovərˈpɑːpjəlet| — cause to have too great a population

overpopulation |ˌoʊvərˌpɑːpjuˈleɪʃn| — too much population

overpower |ˌoʊvərˈpaʊər| — overcome by superior force

overpowering |ˌoʊvərˈpaʊərɪŋ| — so strong as to be irresistible

overpraise |ˌoʊvəˈpreɪz| — praise excessively

overpressure |ˈəʊvəˈpreʃə| — a transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure

overpriced |ˌoʊvərˈprɑɪst| — too costly for the value

overprint |ˌoʊvərˈprɪnt| — something added by overprinting

overproduce |ˌoʊvərprəˈduːs| — produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted

overproduction |ˌoʊvərprəˈdʌkʃn| — too much production or more than expected

overproud |ˌoʊvəˈpraʊd| — excessively proud

overrate |ˌoʊvərˈreɪt| — make too high an estimate of

overreach |ˌoʊvərˈriːtʃ| — fail by aiming too high or trying too hard

overreact |ˌoʊvəriˈækt| — show an exaggerated response to something

overrefine  — refine too much or with excess of subtlety

overrefined  — excessively delicate or refined

override |ˌoʊvərˈraɪd| — a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device

overriding |ˌoʊvərˈraɪdɪŋ| — having superior power and influence

overripe |ˌoʊvərˈraɪp| — too ripe and beginning to turn soft

overrule |ˌoʊvərˈruːl| — rule against

overrun |ˈoʊvərʌn| — too much production or more than expected

oversea |ˌoʊvəˈsiː| — beyond or across the sea

overseas |ˌoʊvərˈsiːz| — beyond or across the sea

oversee |ˌoʊvərˈsiː| — watch and direct

overseer |ˈoʊvərsɪr| — a person who directs and manages an organization

oversew |ˌoʊvəˈsoʊ| — sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both

oversewn |ˌoʊvəˈsoʊn| — sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)

overshadow |ˌoʊvərˈʃædoʊ| — be greater in significance than

overshoe |ˈoʊvərʃuː| — footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold

overshoot |ˌoʊvərˈʃuːt| — an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

overshot |ˌoʊvəˈʃɑːt| — having an upper part projecting beyond the lower

overside |ˈoʊvr̩saɪd| — over the side of a boat

oversight |ˈoʊvərsaɪt| — an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something

oversimplification |ˌoʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪ| — an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is

oversimplify |ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪ| — simplify to an excessive degree

oversize |ˌoʊvəˈsaɪz| — larger than normal for its kind

oversized |ˈoʊvərsaɪzd| — larger than normal for its kind

oversleep |ˌoʊvərˈsliːp| — sleep longer than intended

overspend |ˈoʊvərspend| — spend more than available of (a budget)

overspill |ˈoʊvərspɪl| — the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns

overspread |oʊvərˈspred| — spread across or over

overstate |ˌoʊvərˈsteɪt| — to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

overstatement |ˈoʊvərsteɪtmənt| — making to seem more important than it really is

overstay |ˌoʊvərˈsteɪ| — stay too long

overstep |ˌoʊvərˈstep| — pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

overstock |ˌoʊvərˈstɑːk| — stock excessively

overstrain |ˌoʊvəˈstreɪn| — too much strain

overstrung |ˌoʊvəˈstrʌŋ| — being in a tense state

overstuff |ˈovərˌstəf| — stuff too much

overstuffed |ˌoʊvəˈstʌft| — upholstered thickly and deeply

oversubscribed |ˌoʊvərsəbˈskraɪbd| — sold in excess of available supply especially season tickets

overt |oʊˈvɜːrt| — open and observable; not secret or hidden

overtake |ˌoʊvərˈteɪk| — catch up with and possibly overtake

overtaking |ˌoʊvəˈteɪkɪŋ| — going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it

overtax |ˌoʊvərˈtæks| — tax excessively

overthrow |ˌoʊvərˈθroʊ| — the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

overtime |ˈoʊvərtaɪm| — work done in addition to regular working hours

overtly |oʊˈvɜːrtli| — in an overt manner

overtone |ˈoʊvərtoʊn| — (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality

overtop |ˌoʊvəˈtɑːp| — look down on

overtrump |ˌoʊvəˈtrʌmp| — play a trump higher than (one previously played) to the trick

overture |ˈoʊvərtʃər| — orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

overturn |ˌoʊvərˈtɜːrn| — the act of upsetting something

overuse |ˌoʊvərˈjuːs| — exploitation to the point of diminishing returns

overvaluation |ˈovərˌvæljuːˈeɪʃən| — an appraisal that is too high

overvalue |ˌoʊvərˈvæljuː| — assign too high a value to

overview |ˈoʊvərvjuː| — a general summary of a subject

overweary  — tire excessively

overweening |ˌoʊvərˈwiːnɪŋ| — unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

overweight |ˌoʊvərˈweɪt| — the property of excessive fatness

overwhelm |ˌoʊvərˈwelm| — overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

overwhelming |ˌoʊvərˈwelmɪŋ| — so strong as to be irresistible

overwhelmingly |ˌoʊvərˈwelmɪŋli| — incapable of being resisted

overwinter |ˌoʊvərˈwɪntər| — spend the winter

overwork |ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrk| — the act of working too much or too long

overwrite |ˌoʊvərˈraɪt| — write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data

overwrought |ˌoʊvərˈrɔːt| — deeply agitated especially from emotion

oviduct |ˈoʊvɪdʌkt| — either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus

oviform |ˈoʊvəˌfɔːrm| — rounded like an egg

ovine |ˈoʊvaɪn| — of or pertaining to or of the nature of or characteristic of a sheep or sheep

oviparous |oʊˈvɪpərəs| — egg-laying

ovipositor |oʊvɪˈpɑːzɪtər| — egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes

ovoid |ˈoʊvɔɪd| — an egg-shaped object

ovule |ˈoʊvjuːl| — a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization

ovum |ˈoʊvəm| — the female reproductive cell; the female gamete