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OVERLOOK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overlook mean? 

OVERLOOK (noun)
  The noun OVERLOOK has 1 sense:

1. a high place affording a good view

  Familiarity information: OVERLOOK used as a noun is very rare.


OVERLOOK (verb)
  The verb OVERLOOK has 5 senses:

1. look past, fail to notice
2. be oriented in a certain direction
3. leave undone or leave out
4. look down on
5. watch over

  Familiarity information: OVERLOOK used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERLOOK (noun)


Sense 1overlook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A high place affording a good view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

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

place; spot; topographic point (a point located with respect to surface features of some region)


OVERLOOK (verb)


Sense 1overlook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look past, fail to notice

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "overlook" is one way to...):

lose; miss (fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2overlook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be oriented in a certain direction

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

look across; look out on; look out over; overlook

Context examples:

The house looks out on a tennis court / The apartment overlooks the Hudson

Hypernyms (to "overlook" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3overlook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave undone or leave out

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

neglect; leave out; omit; pretermit; overleap; overlook; miss; drop

Context examples:

How could I miss that typo? / The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "overlook"):

forget (forget to do something)

jump; pass over; skip; skip over (bypass)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 4overlook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look down on

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

overtop; command; dominate; overlook

Context example:

The villa dominates the town

Hypernyms (to "overlook" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "overlook"):

dwarf; overshadow; shadow (make appear small by comparison)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 5overlook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Watch over

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

I am overlooking her work

Hypernyms (to "overlook" is one way to...):

survey (look over in a comprehensively, inspect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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