Definition of overpass in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌpas/
A bridge by which a road or railroad passes over another.
Example sentences
  • It also involves dismounting to clear bridges, under bridges, overpasses, signs, culverts and guard rails.
  • He said registration officials would have a hard time registering eligible voters living in slums or under bridges and overpasses.
  • This involves what's called surface infrastructure, and so you're talking about bridges, roads, overpasses, possibly the reconstruction or refurbishment of ports and so forth.


Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈpas/
[with object]
1Pass over; traverse.
Example sentences
  • She had never been more than 5 miles out of Bennett but they had overpassed that mark earlier that day.
  • Also, UVB satellite data is available, at least for a given moment of the day in each region overpassed by the satellite.
  • Everyone overpassed it. It was just an overlooked, overpassed sewer hole in the middle of a great, seething civilization.
1.1Surpass: a capacity to overpass old limits
More example sentences
  • Sometimes we overpassed, we overdid things, but our hard work paid off later.
  • Wherefore also he used to overpass by a very great deal the lines marked out, in every way springing higher than the very heaven.
  • Today I returned and overpassed my normal training loads.

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Syllabification: o·ver·pass

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