Overflow to Overlay
(O`ver*flow") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overflowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overflowing.] [AS. oferflwan.
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.
(O`ver*flow"), v. i.
1. To run over the bounds.
2. To be superabundant; to abound. Rogers.
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.
(O`ver*flow"ing) n. An overflow; that which overflows; exuberance; copiousness.
He was ready to bestow the overflowings of his full mind on anybody who would start a subject.Macaulay.
(O`ver*flow"ing*ly), adv. In great abundance; exuberantly. Boyle.
(O`ver*flush") v. t. To flush to excess. [R.]
(O`ver*flut"ter) v. t. To flutter over.
(O"ver*flux`) n. Overflow; exuberance. [R.]
(O`ver*fly") v. t. [imp. Overflew ; p. p. Overflown ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overflying.] To cross
or pass over by flight. Byron.
(O"ver*fond") a. Fond to excess. Milton.
O"ver*fond"ly, adv. O"ver*fond"ness, n.
(O"ver*force`) n. Excessive force; violence.
(O"ver*for"ward) a. Forward to excess; too forward. O"ver*for"ward*ness, n.
(O"ver*free") a. Free to excess; too liberal; too familiar. O"ver*free"ly, adv.
(O`ver*freight") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overfreighted obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Overfreighting.]
To put too much freight in or upon; to load too full, or too heavily; to overload.
(O"ver*fre"quent) a. Too frequent.
(O`ver*frieze") v. t. To cover with a frieze, or as with a frieze. E. Hall.
(O`ver*front") v. t. To confront; to oppose; to withstand. [Obs.] Milton.