Definitions for: Overtop


[v] look down on; "The villa dominates the town"



Webster (1913) Definition: O`ver*top", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overtopped; p. pr. &
vb. n. Overtopping.]
1. To rise above the top of; to exceed in height; to tower
above. ``To ? 'ertop old Pelion.'' --Shak.

2. To go beyond; to transcend; to transgress.

If kings presume to overtop the law by which they
reign, . . . they are by law to be reduced into
order. --Milton.

3. To make of less importance, or throw into the background,
by superior excellence; to dwarf; to obscure. --Becon.

Synonyms: command, dominate, overlook

See Also: dwarf, lie, overshadow, shadow

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