from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To project or extend beyond.
- transitive v. To loom over: The threat of nuclear war overhangs modern society.
- transitive v. To ornament with hangings.
- intransitive v. To project over something that lies beneath. See Synonyms at bulge.
- n. A projecting part, such as an architectural structure or a rock formation.
- n. An amount of projection: an overhang of six inches.
- n. Nautical The part of a bow or stern that projects over the water.
- n. A supply of a commodity in excess of what can easily be disposed of: An unusually warm winter created an overhang in oil stocks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hang over (something).
- n. The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.
- n. That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.
- n. A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one's genitals, a FUPA
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To impend or hang over.
- transitive v. To hang over; to jut or project over.
- intransitive v. To jut over.
- n. In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a projection; also, the measure of the projection.
- n. The projection of an upper part (as a roof, an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the lower part
- n. The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.
- n. The projection of a part beyond another part that is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is supported
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impend or hang over; jut or project over; hence, to threaten.
- To overdo with ornamentation.
- To support from above.
- To jut over: opposed to batter.
- n. A projecting part; also, the extent to which some part projects: as, the overhang of the ship's stern is 20 feet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be suspended over or hang over
- v. project over
- n. projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
Old English oferhangan, corresponding to over- + hang. (Wiktionary)