overlooks

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

Overlook \O'ver*look"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Overlooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlooking}.]

1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the marketplace. "The pile o'erlooked the town." --Dryden. [1913 Webster +PJC]

[Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them. --Shak.

2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter.

3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly. "Overlook this pedigree." --Shak.

The time and care that are required To overlook and file and polish well. --Roscommon.

4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak.

If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your pigs will die. --C. Kingsley.

5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to overlook a missing bolt. [1913 Webster +PJC]

6. Hence: To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed). [1913 Webster +PJC]

The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. --Acts xvii. 30 (Rev. Ver. )

They overlook truth in the judgments they pass. --Atterbury.

The pardoning and overlooking of faults. --Addison.

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

overlook

noun

1: a high place affording a good view

verb

1: look past, fail to notice

2: be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson" [syn: {look out on}, {look out over}, {overlook}, {look across}]

3: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" [syn: {neglect}, {pretermit}, {omit}, {drop}, {miss}, {leave out}, {overlook}, {overleap}] [ant: {attend to}, {take to heart}]

4: look down on; "The villa dominates the town" [syn: {dominate}, {command}, {overlook}, {overtop}]

5: watch over; "I am overlooking her work"


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