[v. oh-ver-look; n. oh-ver-look]
verb (used with object)
to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word.
to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct: Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior.
to look over, as from a higher position: a balcony that overlooks the ballroom.
to afford a view over; look down or out upon: a hill overlooking the sea.
to rise above: The Washington Monument overlooks the tidal basin.
to excuse; pardon: a minor infraction we can overlook this time.
to look over in inspection, examination, or perusal: They allowed us to overlook the proposed contract.
to look after, oversee, or supervise: She has to overlook a large number of employees.
Archaic. to look upon with the evil eye; bewitch.
terrain, as on a cliff, that affords an attractive vista or a good view: Miles of landscape could be seen from the overlook.

1325–75; Middle English; see over-, look

unoverlooked, adjective

overlook, oversee, oversight.

1. miss. See slight.
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1.  to fail to notice or take into account
2.  to disregard deliberately or indulgently
3.  to look at or over from above: the garden is overlooked by the prison
4.  to afford a view of from above: the house overlooks the bay
5.  to rise above
6.  to look after
7.  to look at carefully
8.  to bewitch or cast the evil eye upon (someone)
9.  a high place affording a view
10.  an act of overlooking

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., "to examine, scrutinize, inspect," from over + look (q.v.). Another M.E. sense was "to peer over the top of." These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning "to look over or beyond and thus not see, to choose to not notice" is first recorded 1520s. Seemingly
contradictory sense of "to watch over officially, keep an eye on, superintend" is from 1530s. Overlooking also was the common term for "inflicting the evil eye on" (someone or something).
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Example sentences
One overlooked benefit of aging populations may be the prospect of a more
  peaceful world.
In cold cases the key to solving the crime is often an overlooked clue in the
  original file.
If the latter introduction is overlooked, people sitting next each other at
  table nearly always introduce themselves.
We found an open place in the pasture where some taller trees seemed to have
  been overlooked rather than spared.
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