Definitions for: Overflow

[n] a large flow
[n] the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
[v] overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger"
[v] flow or run over (a limit or brim)

Webster (1913) Definition: O`ver*flow", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overflowed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Overflowing.] [AS. oferfl?wan. See Over, and
1. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other
fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm.

The northern nations overflowed all Christendom.

2. To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full.

O`ver*flow", v. i.
1. To run over the bounds.

2. To be superabundant; to abound. --Rogers.

O"ver*flow`, n.
1. A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation.

2. That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a
superabundance. --Shak.

3. An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid.

Overflow meeting, a meeting constituted of the surplus or
overflow of another audience.

Synonyms: brim over, bubble over, flood, outpouring, overrun, overspill, run over, runoff, spill over, well over

See Also: course, effusion, flow, flow, flow, flowing, geyser, run, run out, seethe, spill, stream

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