overpass (n.) "stretch of road that passes over another," 1929, American English, from OVER (Cf. over) + PASS (Cf. pass) (v.).

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  • Overpass — O ver*pass , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overpassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overpassing}.] [Cf. {Surpass}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go over or beyond; to cross; as, to overpass a river; to overpass limits. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass above; of roadways and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overpass — o ver*pass , n. A road or other pathway which passes over another road, railroad, or other path; as, he stopped on the street under the railroad overpass. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overpass — O ver*pass , v. i. To pass over, away, or off. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overpass — index overstep, surmount, transcend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overpass — ► NOUN ▪ a bridge by which a road or railway line passes over another …   English terms dictionary

  • overpass — [ō′vər pas΄; ] for v. [ ō΄vər pas′] n. ☆ a bridge or other passageway over a road, railway, etc. vt. Now Rare 1. to pass over, across, or through 2. to surpass; outdo 3. to overlook; ignore …   English World dictionary

  • Overpass — 7 various overpasses in Spain near Barcelona …   Wikipedia

  • overpass — n. /oh veuhr pas , pahs /; v. /oh veuhr pas , pahs /, n., v., overpassed or overpast, overpassing. n. 1. a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway. v.t. 2. to pass over or traverse… …   Universalium

  • overpass — n. (esp. AE) an overpass over (an overpass over a road) (BE has flyover) * * * [ˌəʊvə pɑːs] (esp. AE) an overpass over (BE has flyover; an overpass over a road) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • overpass — flyover flyover n. 1. the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels; called in the United States an {overpass}; as, an overpass is called a flyover or a flypast in England. [Brit.] Syn: overpass, flypast. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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