from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Located, functioning, or originating from above.
- adj. Of or relating to the operating expenses of a business.
- n. The operating expenses of a business, including the costs of rent, utilities, interior decoration, and taxes, exclusive of labor and materials.
- n. Nautical The top surface in an enclosed space of a ship.
- n. Something, such as a light fixture, that is located above head height.
- n. Sports A stroke in a game, such as tennis or badminton, that is made with a hard downward motion from above the head.
- n. An overhead projector.
- n. The image projected by an overhead projector.
- adv. Over or above the level of the head; high or higher up: look overhead.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. located above, especially over the head
- adj. kicked over one's own head
- n. The expense of a business not directly assigned to goods or services provided.
- n. The items or classes of expense not directly assigned to goods or services provided.
- n. Any cost or expenditure (monetary, time, effort or otherwise) incurred in a project or activity, which does not directly contribute to the progress or outcome of the project or activity.
- n. Wasted money.
- n. A smash.
- n. The ceiling of any enclosed space below decks in a vessel
- n. The system of overhead wires used to power electric transport, such as streetcars, trains, or buses.
- n. data or steps of computation that is only used to facilitate the computations in the system and is not directly related to the actual program code or data being processed.
- n. An overhead throw.
- adv. above one's head;in the sky
- n. An overhead projector.
- n. A sheet of transparent material with an image used with an overhead projector; an overhead transparency.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the story or upon the floor above; in the zenith.
- n. same as overhead expenses.
- n. A compartment on a train, bus, or airplane used for storage of luggage or accessory equipment; called also overhead compartment.
- n. A stroke with a racket in which the ball is struck with the racket over the head, moving in a downward motion; also called overhead stroke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Aloft; above; in the zenith; in the ceiling or story above.
- Per head: properly two words.
- Situated above or aloft.
- So that something is over one's head: as, to be ducked overhead in the river.
- Average; applicable to all.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. above your head; in the sky
- n. the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
- n. (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
- adv. above the head; over the head
- adj. located or originating from above
- n. a transparency for use with an overhead projector
- n. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
- n. (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
- n. (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
You look overhead, but you see only tinsel; but he means of course that the overhead is the music; you look over there and see one of those ivory-thumpers, one of those key-clawers, on of those piano-players, and there is a man with a "crying cornet" and a man with a "sobbing saxophone," one with a slippery slide trombone.
Westy said, "That's what you call overhead expense."
The overhead is too high for all of the government mandated rules and regulations now.
I encourage you to go to any of the websites that rate charities and see what the overhead is compared to the amount that actually goes to research, families, etc.
Tomorrow (Monday): While we'll start out our day nice and bright, cloudiness gradually moves in overhead with the approach of the next system.
I have a hard time imagining investing a few billion in overhead gantries and another 10 or 20 billion in new equipment would yield efficiencies that make it worth it.
His attack on Pentagon bureaucracy and overhead is meant to free up money that can be spent on prosecuting America's wars.
In other words, overhead is only a part of what the faculty member gives back to the University, and what they get still outweighs it.
The echo-y din of the crows, as they fly overhead, is ominous and drowns out the steady commuter traffic of the four-lane bridge that leads from the city and out over the lake.
The proposed closure is a central element of a Defense Department plan to cut $100 billion in overhead costs in coming years, freeing up money for other needs.