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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overflow \O'ver*flow"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Overflowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overflowing}.] [AS. oferfl?wan. See {Over}, and {Flow}.]

1. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm.

The northern nations overflowed all Christendom. --Spenser.

2. To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overflow \O'ver*flow"\, verb (used without an object)

1. To run over the bounds.

2. To be superabundant; to abound. --Rogers.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overflow \O"ver*flow'\, noun

1. A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation. --Bacon.

2. That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a superabundance. --Shak.

3. An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid.

{Overflow meeting}, a meeting constituted of the surplus or overflow of another audience.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a large flow [syn: {flood}, {overflow}, {outpouring}]

2: the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity [syn: {overflow}, {runoff}, {overspill}]


1: flow or run over (a limit or brim) [syn: {overflow}, {overrun}, {well over}, {run over}, {brim over}]

2: overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger" [syn: {bubble over}, {overflow}, {spill over}]

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