Definition of Overbrow

1. v. t. To hang over like a brow; to impend over.



Definition of Overbrow

1. Verb. (poetic transitive) To hang over like a brow; to impend over. ¹

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Definition of Overbrow

1. to overhang like a brow [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overbrow

overbreed
overbreeding
overbreeds
overbridge
overbridges
overbrief
overbriefed
overbriefing
overbriefs
overbright
overbrim
overbrimmed
overbrimming
overbrims
overbroad
overbrow (current term)
overbrowed
overbrowing
overbrows
overbrowse
overbrowsed
overbrowses
overbrowsing
overbrutal
overbubble
overbubbled
overbubbles
overbubbling
overbudget
overbuild

Literary usage of Overbrow

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1. Modern Painters by John Ruskin (1857)
"Arriving nt the verge Of a dim umbrage hoar, such as is seen Beneath green loaves and gloomy branches oft To overbrow a bleak and Alpine cliff." ยง 19. ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"... such as is seen, Beneath green leaves and gloomy branches, oft To overbrow a bleak and alpine cliff. And, where they stood, before them, as it seem'd, ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1838)
"... and small, that gleam'd Was overbrow'd by a gigantic head, Strangely in wrath, as though some spirit unclean Within that corporal tenement install'd, ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. Referring to that which overflows: spec. wash; see FLOOD. overhang, n. Spec, eaves, overbrow. overhang, vi impend (literary or rare); spec, beetle, ..."

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