from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Over or as if over the side of a boat or ship.
- idiom go overboard To go to extremes, especially as a result of enthusiasm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. excessive; too much
- adv. over the edge; especially, off or outside of a boat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Over the side of a ship, usually into the water; out of or from on board a ship: as, to fall overboard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. to extremes
- adv. from on board a vessel into the water
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