Overstraitly to Overwork
(O`ver*strait"ly) adv. Too straitly or strictly. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.
(O`ver*straw") v. t. To overstrew. [Obs.] Shak.
(O`ver*strew") v. t. To strew or scatter over.
(O"ver*strict") a. Excessively strict.
(O`ver*stride") v. t. To stride over or beyond.
(O`ver*strike") v. t. To strike beyond. [Obs.]
(O`ver*strow") v. t. See Overstrew.
(O"ver*stu"di*ous) a. Too studious.
(O"ver*sub"tile) a. Excessively subtile.
(O"ver*sum`) n. A sum or quantity over; surplus. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(O`ver*sup*ply") v. t. To supply in excess.
(O"ver*sup*ply`), n. An excessive supply.
A general oversupply or excess of all commodities.J. S. Mill.
(O"ver*sure") a. Excessively sure.
(O`ver*sway") v. t. To bear sway over.
(O`ver*swell") v. t. & i. To swell or rise above; to overflow. [R.] Shak.
(O"vert) a. [OF. overt, F. ouvert, p. p. of OF. ovrir, F. ouvrir, to open, of uncertain origin; cf.
It. aprire, OIt. also oprire, L. aperire to open, operire to cover, deoperire to uncover. Perch. from L.
aperire influenced by F. couvrir to cover. Cf. Aperient, Cover.]
1. Open to view; public; apparent; manifest.
Overt and apparent virtues bring forth praise.Bacon.
2. (Law) Not covert; open; public; manifest; as, an overt act of treason. Macaulay.
No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt
act, or on confession in open court.Constitution of the U. S.
In criminal law, an overt act is an open done in pursuance and manifestation of a criminal design; the
mere design or intent not being punishable without such act. In English law, market overt is an open
market; a pound overt is an open, uncovered pound.
(O`ver*take") v. t. [imp. Overtook ; p. p. Overtaken ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overtaking.]
1. To come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion; to catch up with.
Follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say . . . Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for
good.Gen. xliv. 4.
He had him overtaken in his flight.Spenser.