dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


4 definitions found
 for overcome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overcome \O`ver*come"\, v. t. [imp. Overcame; p. p.
     Overcome; p. pr & vb. n. Overcoming.] [AS. ofercuman. See
     Over, Come, and cf. Supervene.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue;
        as, to overcome enemies in battle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              This wretched woman overcome
              Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been.
                                                    --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.] --J. Philips.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To come or pass over; to spread over. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow;
          overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate;
          beat; surmount. See Conquer.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overcome \O`ver*come"\, v. i.
     To gain the superiority; to be victorious. --Rev. iii. 21.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  overcome
      v 1: win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties";
           "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He
           overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her
           and she blew up" [syn: get the better of, overcome,
           defeat]
      2: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his
         shyness" [syn: overcome, get over, subdue, surmount,
         master]
      3: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli [syn:
         overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome,
         overtake]
      4: overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person
         that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
         [syn: get the best, have the best, overcome]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "overcome":
     affected, all up with, beat, beaten, best, bested, better, blind,
     blind drunk, blotto, break, broken-down, brokenhearted, cap,
     confounded, conquer, crush, crushed, cut up, dash, dashed, deck,
     defeat, defeated, demoralize, demoralized, desolated, discomfited,
     done for, done in, down, drown, drub, exceed, excel, fallen, fixed,
     floor, floored, go one better, heart-stricken, heart-struck,
     heartbroken, helpless, hors de combat, hurdle, improve on,
     influenced, inundated, knock down, knock over, lambasted, lathered,
     lick, licked, master, moved, neurasthenic, on the skids, out,
     out cold, outdone, outlive, outweigh, overbalance, overbear,
     overborne, overexcited, overmaster, overmastered, overmatch,
     overmatched, overpass, overpower, overpowered, overridden, overset,
     overthrow, overthrown, overtop, overturn, overturned, overwhelm,
     overwhelmed, overwrought, panicked, paralyzed, passed out, perfect,
     predominate, preponderate, prevail, prevail over, prostrate,
     prostrated, psych out, put to rout, reduced to jelly, rise above,
     rout, routed, ruined, scattered, send flying, settled, shake,
     shaken, shot, shot to pieces, silence, silenced, skinned,
     skinned alive, speechless, stampeded, stiff, stoned, stricken,
     subdue, subdued, subjugate, suppress, surmount, surpass, throw,
     top, tower above, tower over, transcend, trimmed, trip, trip up,
     triumph, triumph over, trounced, trump, unbrace, under the table,
     undo, undone, unglued, unman, unmanned, unnerve, unnerved,
     unstring, unstrung, upset, vanquish, whelm, whelmed, whip, whipped,
     win, worst, worsted
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229