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Definition of overall in English:

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərɔːl
 
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[attributive]
Taking everything into account: the governors and head have overall responsibility for managing the school the overall effect is impressive
More example sentences
  • The Montreal-based body has overall responsibility for global drug testing.
  • The details may be small, but the overall effect is one of everything being exactly where it should be.
  • He will also address the general outlook for the overall industry within the country.
Synonyms

adverb

Pronunciation: /əʊvərˈɔːl
 
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[sentence adverb] Back to top  
Taken as a whole; in all: overall, 10,000 jobs will go
More example sentences
  • The sauce, though, was excellent, and overall the whole dish just about passed muster.
  • But overall the car seems quite good and I think we are in good shape again for the race.
  • Athletics and Cricket were in the summer, which meant overall we did mainly did four sets of sport.
Synonyms

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərɔːl
 
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(usually overalls) British Back to top  
1A loose-fitting coat or one-piece garment worn, typically over ordinary clothes, for protection against dirt or heavy wear: men in grubby blue overalls a pair of overalls
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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.
1.1 (overalls) British Close-fitting trousers formerly worn as part of an army uniform, now only on ceremonial or formal occasions.
Example sentences
  • It replaces shirts and overalls with more practical roll-neck jumpers and combat-style trousers with large pockets.
  • There is a column of war invalids, and many are wearing white overalls as if to bring the idea of militarized science into view.
1.2North American Dungarees.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

overalled

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərɔːld/
adjective
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.

Words that rhyme with overall

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