Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈhaŋ /(past and past participle overhung) [with object]
- Hang or extend outwards over: a concrete path overhung by jacaranda trees (as adjective overhanging) overhanging branchesMore example sentences
- 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.
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəhaŋ /Back to top
- 1A part of something that extends or hangs over something else: he crouched beneath an overhang of bushesMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.