Definition of overall in English:

overall

Syllabification: o·ver·all

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈōvəˌrôl
 
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[attributive]

adverb

Pronunciation: /ˈōvəˈrôl
 
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noun

Pronunciation: /ˈōvəˌrôl
 
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  • 1North American A garment consisting of trousers with a front flap over the chest held up by straps over the shoulders, made of sturdy material and worn especially as casual or working clothes. Also called bib overalls.
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    • My green overalls and green shirt with my red jean jacket were my choice for today.
    • Dress suitable for agriculture such as overalls, shirts, and boots is popular.
    • Its 200 highly trained members dress in white overalls, padded clothing and crash helmets to protect themselves against police batons and shields.
  • 1.1British A loose-fitting garment such as a smock worn typically over ordinary clothes for protection against dirt or heavy wear.
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    • When he had done, his mug empty, he went to his wardrobe where he pulled out a clean pair of underpants and a blue overall.
    • A man wearing an orange overall was sweeping the street while others were running.
    • The picture of men paint spraying in their ordinary clothes, rather than wearing protective overalls and without protective face masks, says it all.

Derivatives

overalled

Pronunciation: /ˈōvəˌrôld/
adjective
More example sentences
  • White overalled technicians walk amongst fully body-suited men in masks, who are handling more dangerous looking equipment and substances.
  • In the darkened operations room below decks, grey overalled officers and sailors watched an approaching blip on their radar screens.
  • Just inside the gates, an overalled gardener with a gentle face is poking insincerely at the dripping rhododendrons with a pair of secateurs.

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