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2 definitions found

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

Override \O'ver*ride"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. {Overrode}; p. p. {Overridden}, {Overrode}, {Overrid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overriding}.] [AS. offer[imac]dan.]

1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.

The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart. --Chaucer.

2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a veto.

3. Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may override the decision of a subordinate. [PJC]

4. To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of the airplane. [PJC]

5. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.]

I overrode him on the way. --Shak.

6. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its strength.

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



1: a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device

2: the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something [syn: {nullification}, {override}]


1: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill" [syn: {overrule}, {overturn}, {override}, {overthrow}, {reverse}]

2: prevail over; "health considerations override financial concerns"

3: counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

4: ride (a horse) too hard

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