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1. overflow

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌfloʊ, ˌoʊvɝˈfloʊ'] flow or run over (a limit or brim).

Synonyms

  • spill
  • run
  • overrun
  • brim over
  • geyser
  • flow
  • run over
  • run out
  • course
  • feed

Antonyms

  • efflux
  • motionlessness
  • begin
  • continue

Etymology

  • flow (English)
  • flowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word overflow


1. Noun, singular or mass
There is a line on the overflow tube where the word "Water Line" are written.

2. Verb, base form
Do not overfill the pipe or allow the bowl to overflow.

3. Adjective
The water inside the tank should sit at least an inch below the top of the overflow tube.

Quotes containing the word overflow


1. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
- Confucius

2. Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
- William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads

3. Life, it turns out, goes on. There is no cosmic rule that grants you immunity from the details just because you have come face-to-face with a catastrophe. The garbage can still overflow, the bills arrive in the mail, telemarketers, interrupt dinner.
- Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match

2. overflow

noun. ['ˈoʊvɝˌfloʊ, ˌoʊvɝˈfloʊ'] a large flow.

Synonyms

  • flow
  • outpouring
  • flood
  • stream

Antonyms

  • ebb
  • arrive
  • malfunction
  • unearned run

Etymology

  • flow (English)
  • flowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. overflow

noun. ['ˈoʊvɝˌfloʊ, ˌoʊvɝˈfloʊ'] the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity.

Synonyms

  • flow
  • flowing
  • overspill

Antonyms

  • exempt
  • confine
  • fail
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • flow (English)
  • flowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. overflow

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌfloʊ, ˌoʊvɝˈfloʊ'] overflow with a certain feeling.

Synonyms

  • spill over
  • seethe
  • boil

Antonyms

  • integrate
  • stay
  • influx
  • inflow

Etymology

  • flow (English)
  • flowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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