/n. ˈoʊvərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs; v. ˌoʊvərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs/Show Spelled[n.oh-ver-pas, -pahs; v. oh-ver-pas, -pahs]Show IPAnoun, verb, o·ver·passed or o·ver·past, o·ver·pass·ing.
a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway.
verb (used with object)
to pass over or traverse (a region, space, etc.): We had overpassed the frontier during the night.
to pass beyond (specified limits, bounds, etc.); exceed; overstep; transgress: to overpass the bounds of good judgment.
to get over (obstacles, difficulties, etc.); surmount: to overpass the early days of privation and uncertainty.
to go beyond, exceed, or surpass: Greed had somehow overpassed humanitarianism.
to pass through (time, experiences, etc.): to overpass one's apprenticeship.
to overlook; ignore; disregard; omit: We could hardly overpass such grievous faults. The board overpassed him when promotions were awarded.
Overpassesis always a great word to know.
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the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.