from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To flow or run over the top, brim, or banks.
- intransitive v. To be filled beyond capacity, as a container or waterway.
- intransitive v. To have a boundless supply; be superabundant. See Synonyms at teem1.
- transitive v. To flow over the top, brim, or banks of.
- transitive v. To spread or cover over; flood.
- transitive v. To cause to fill beyond capacity.
- n. The act of overflowing.
- n. Something that flows over; an excess.
- n. An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
- n. Computer Science A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The spillage resultant from overflow; excess.
- v. To fill beyond the limits of a container or system.
- v. To exceed the available numeric range.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm.
- transitive v. To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full.
- intransitive v. To run over the bounds.
- intransitive v. To be superabundant; to abound.
- n. A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation.
- n. That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a superabundance.
- n. An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To flow or spread over; inundate; cover with water or other liquid; flood.
- To fill and run over the edge or brim of.
- To deluge; overwhelm; cover; overrun.
- To overcome with drink; intoxicate.
- To flow over; swell and run over the brim or banks.
- To be so full that the contents run over the brim; be more than full.
- n. A flowing over; an inundation.
- n. The excess that flows over; hence, superabundance; exuberance.
- n. Specifically, that form or style of verse in which the sense may flow on through more than a couple of lines, and does not necessarily terminate with the line.
- n. Same as overflow-basin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
- v. flow or run over (a limit or brim)
- v. overflow with a certain feeling
- n. a large flow
From over- + flow. (Wiktionary)