Definitions for: Overlook

[n] a high place affording a good view
[v] leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
[v] watch over
[v] look past, fail to notice
[v] look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
[v] be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"

Webster (1913) Definition: O`ver*look", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overlooked; p. pr.
& vb. n. Overlooking.]
1. 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. ``The pile o'erlooked the town.'' --Dryden.

[Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them.

2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe
secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook
one who is writing a letter.

3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or
repeatedly. ``Overlook this pedigree.'' --Shak.

The time and care that are required To overlook and
file and polish well. --Roscommon.

4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon;
to fascinate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak.

If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your
pigs will die. --C. Kingsley.

5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to
miss or omit in looking; hence, to refrain from bestowing
notice or attention upon; to neglect; to pass over without
censure or punishment; to excuse.

The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked.
--Acts xvii.
30 (Rev. Ver.

They overlook truth in the judgments they pass.

The pardoning and overlooking of faults. --Addison.

Synonyms: command, dominate, drop, leave out, look across, look out on, look out over, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overtop, pretermit

Antonyms: attend to, take to heart

See Also: dwarf, forget, jump, lie, lose, miss, overshadow, pass over, place, shadow, skip, skip over, spot, survey, topographic point

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