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OVERALL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overall mean? 

OVERALL (noun)
  The noun OVERALL has 2 senses:

1. (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)
2. a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

  Familiarity information: OVERALL used as a noun is rare.


OVERALL (adjective)
  The adjective OVERALL has 2 senses:

1. involving only main features
2. including everything

  Familiarity information: OVERALL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERALL (noun)


Sense 1overall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("overall" is a kind of...):

work-clothes; work-clothing (clothing worn for doing manual labor)


Sense 2overall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

boilers suit; boilersuit; overall

Hypernyms ("overall" is a kind of...):

coverall (a loose-fitting protective garment that is worn over other clothing)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


OVERALL (adjective)


Sense 1overall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving only main features

Context example:

the overall pattern of his life

Similar:

general (applying to all or most members of a category or group)


Sense 2overall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Including everything

Synonyms:

overall; total; whole

Context examples:

the overall cost / the total amount owed

Similar:

gross (before any deductions)


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