Definition of overhang in English:

overhang

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verb

Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈhaŋ
 
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(past and past participle overhung) [with object]
  • Hang or extend outwards over: a concrete path overhung by jacaranda trees (as adjective overhanging) overhanging branches
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    • The narrow paths are totally overhung by the branches of moss-covered trees and eventually open onto sheep pastures dominated by towering Scots Pines.
    • In the provision of boundary fencing, some heavy, overhanging tree or hedge branches may need to be cut back, to allow sufficient access.
    • The branches of the tree overhang the meditating figure of the person seeking ‘brahma-vidya’ or the Knowledge of God, on whom all creation depends for its life.
    Synonyms
    stick out (over), stand out (over), extend (over), project (over), protrude (over), jut (over), jut out (over), poke out (over), beetle (over), bulge out (over), loom (over), hang over, cantilever out (over)
    archaic be imminent
    rare impend, protuberate

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəhaŋ
 
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  • 1A part of something that extends or hangs over something else: he crouched beneath an overhang of bushes
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    • Hanging from an overhang by a bare knuckle with not so much as a carabiner, let alone a safety net to halt your fall, I hear you gasp.
    • Turtles rest on the reef top or on ledges beneath coral overhangs, though they can often be seen cruising along the reef edge.
    • The roof overhang does not extend the living accommodation and the external width is otherwise only 1 inch in excess of the statutory limit.
  • 2A quantity of securities or commodities large enough to make prices fall if offered for sale.
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    • An appeal would drag out the issue well into 2004, maintaining the current overhang on the share price for an additional unspecified period of time.
    • ‘The sale removes an overhang in the stock, is good for its liquidity and could put the company in play,’ said an analyst.
    • To the extent that excess inventories of tech gear are imports, the burden of reducing the overhang will fall on foreign orders and production.

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