Definition of Overlook

1. Noun. A high place affording a good view.

Generic synonyms: Place, Spot, Topographic Point



2. Verb. Look past, fail to notice.
Generic synonyms: Lose, Miss

3. Verb. Be oriented in a certain direction. "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
Exact synonyms: Look Across, Look Out On, Look Out Over
Generic synonyms: Lie

4. Verb. Leave undone or leave out. "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

5. Verb. Look down on. "The villa dominates the town"
Exact synonyms: Command, Dominate, Overtop
Generic synonyms: Lie
Specialized synonyms: Dwarf, Overshadow, Shadow

6. Verb. Watch over. "I am overlooking her work"
Generic synonyms: Survey

Definition of Overlook

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Overlook

1. Verb. 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 ¹

2. Verb. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly ¹

3. Verb. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly. ¹

4. Verb. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate. ¹

5. Verb. To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking. ¹

6. Verb. To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overlook

1. to fail to notice [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overlook

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overload
overloadable
overloaded
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overloads
overlock
overlocker
overlockers
overlocks
overloe
overlogging
overlogical
overlong
overlong vowel
overlook (current term)
overlookable
overlooked
overlooker
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overloop
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overloose
overlord
overlorded
overlording
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overlordship

Literary usage of Overlook

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1. Report by Great Britain (1850)
"... treat lightly the possible effect of overlook Writings of this character, especially as so many of them present ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1885)
"But we cannot overlook the fnct that that which is safe and proper advice to give to the experienced and wary, is the very reverse tor those who lack these ..."

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