Meaning of overlook
Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-look'n.ō'vur-look"), [key]
- 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.
- 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.
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