overhang: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-hang'n.ō'vur-hang"), [key]
— v., n. -hung, -hang•ing,
- to hang or be suspended over: A great chandelier overhung the ballroom.
- to extend, project, or jut over: A wide balcony overhangs the garden.
- to impend over or threaten, as danger or evil; loom over: The threat of war overhung Europe.
- to spread throughout; permeate; pervade: the melancholy that overhung the proceedings.
- to hover over, as a threat or menace: Unemployment continues to overhang the economic recovery.
- to hang over; project or jut out over something below: How far does the balcony overhang?
- something that extends or juts out over; projection.
- the extent of projection, as of the bow of a ship.
- an excess or surplus: an overhang of office space in midtown.
- a threat or menace: to face the overhang of foreign reprisals.
- a projecting upper part of a building, as a roof or balcony.
- overhang (Thesaurus)