follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

overtop

[v. oh-ver-top; n. oh-ver-top] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈtɒp; n. ˈoʊ vərˌtɒp/
verb (used with object), overtopped, overtopping.
1.
to rise over or above the top of:
a skyscraper that overtops all the other buildings.
2.
to rise above in authority; take precedence over; override:
No individual shall overtop the law.
3.
to surpass or excel:
a rise in sales that overtopped everyone in the industry.
noun
4.
a top, sometimes sleeveless, designed to be worn over another garment, as a shirt or dress.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; over- + top1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for over-topped

overtop

/ˌəʊvəˈtɒp/
verb (transitive) -tops, -topping, -topped
1.
to exceed in height
2.
to surpass; excel
3.
to rise over the top of
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for over-topped

overtop

v.

1560s, from over- + top (v.). Related: Overtopped; overtopping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for overtop

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for over

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with over-topped