Definitions for: Override

[n] the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
[n] a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
[v] rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
[v] ride too hard, as of a horse
[v] counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
[v] prevail over; "health considerations override financial concerns"

Webster (1913) Definition: O`ver*ride", v. t. [imp. Overrode; p. p.
Overridden, Overrode, Overrid; p. pr. & vb. n.
Overriding.] [AS. offer[=i]dan.]
1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.

The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart.

2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; as, one
low overrides another; to override a veto.

3. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.]

I overrode him on the way. --Shak.

4. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its

Synonyms: nullification, overrule, overthrow, overturn, reverse

See Also: cancellation, change of state, counteract, counteraction, counterbalance, countervail, decree, device, dominate, neutralisation, neutralization, neutralize, predominate, prevail, reign, ride, rule, rule, sit, vitiation

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