Synonyms of overhead


1. operating expense, operating cost, overhead, budget items, expense, disbursal, disbursement

usage: the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes

2. command processing overhead time, command processing overhead, command overhead, overhead, processing time

usage: (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command

3. disk overhead, overhead, disk space, disc space

usage: (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing

4. viewgraph, overhead, foil, transparency

usage: a transparency for use with an overhead projector

5. overhead, ceiling

usage: (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship

6. overhead, smash, return

usage: a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head


1. overhead (vs. surface) (vs. subsurface)

usage: located or originating from above; "an overhead crossing"


1. overhead

usage: above your head; in the sky; "planes were flying overhead"

2. overhead

usage: above the head; over the head; "bring the legs together overhead"

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Definition and meaning of overhead (Dictionary)