Meaning of overall

o•ver•all

Pronunciation: (adv.ō'vur-ôl'adj., n.ō'vur-ôl&sec), [key]
— adv., adj.
  1. from one extreme limit of a thing to the other: the overall length of the bridge.
  2. covering or includingeverything: an overall impression; to view something overall.
—n.
    1. loose, sturdy trousers, usually with a bib or biblike piece to which shoulder straps are attached, originally worn over other trousers to protect them, as by factory workers or farmers.
    2. long waterproof leggings.
  1. a smock or loose-fitting housedress.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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