Definition of Overall

1. Noun. (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps).

Generic synonyms: Work-clothes, Work-clothing



2. Adjective. Involving only main features. "The overall pattern of his life"
Similar to: General

3. Noun. A loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work.

4. Adjective. Including everything. "The overall cost"
Similar to: Gross

Definition of Overall

1. adv. Everywhere.

Definition of Overall

1. Adjective. All-encompassing. ¹

2. Adverb. Generally; with everything considered. ¹

3. Noun. (British) A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools. ¹

4. Noun. (context: in the plural US) A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overall

1. a loose outer garment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Overall

1. A single citation covering several articles of various degrees of specificity or a single citation covering papers presented at a meeting. A subject overall refers to a series of articles on a single subject; a congress overall refers to papers presented at a formal local, regional, national, or international gathering; a society overall refers to papers presented at an annual, semi-annual, monthly, weekly, or other meeting of a society, academy, institute, hospital, etc. The publication type may be used for a single citation with or without the additional indexing or cataloging of individual papers. The individual papers, however, are not labelled overall. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overall

overaffected
overaffecting
overaffects
overage
overaged
overages
overaggressive
overaggressively
overaggressiveness
overagitate
overagitated
overagitates
overagitating
overalert
overalkylation
overall (current term)
overall response rate
overalled
overallocated
overallocation
overalls
overambition
overambitious
overambitiously
overamped
overamplification
overamplified
overamplifies
overamplify
overamplifying

Literary usage of Overall

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1. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick by Thomas Kemp Cartmell (1909)
"The overall Family The South River, or Luray, Valley has never seen the time in its history when this pioneer family was not represented; ..."

2. The State Of Mathematics Achievement: Naep's 1990 Assessment Of The Nation by Ina V. S. Mullis (2004)
"Information is also provided about the range of performance on the overall mathematics proficiency scale and about the results for each of the five content ..."

3. China: Progress and Reform Challenges by (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (2003)
"In 1999, FIEs (including enterprises with investment from Hong Kong (China) and Macao (China) and Chinese Taipei) contributed 15.7 per cent of overall tax ..."

4. University Research Management: Meeting the Institutional Challenge by Helen Connell (2004)
"overall funds are increasing but so is the complexity of allocation The overall level of public funding available for research is increasing in most, ..."

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