• WordNet 3.6
    • v overhang be suspended over or hang over "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
    • v overhang project over
    • n overhang projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The little overhang of bone and feathers over an eagle's eye is there to protect the sensitive eyeball from the mountain and desert sun. It's not meant to make the bird look fierce.
    • Overhang In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a projection; also, the measure of the projection; as, the overhang is five feet.
    • Overhang (Naut) The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.
    • Overhang (Mach) The projection of a part beyond another part that is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is supported; as, the overhang of a shaft; i. e., its projection beyond its bearing.
    • Overhang The projection of an upper part (as a roof, an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the lower part; as, the overhang of a roof, of the eaves, etc.
    • Overhang To hang over; to jut or project over.
    • Overhang To impend or hang over.
    • v. i Overhang To jut over.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overhang To impend or hang over; jut or project over; hence, to threaten.
    • overhang To overdo with ornamentation.
    • overhang To support from above.
    • overhang To jut over: opposed to batter.
    • n overhang A projecting part; also, the extent to which some part projects: as, the overhang of the ship's stern is 20 feet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overhang ō-vėr-hang′ to hang over: to project over: to impend: to overlade with ornamentation
    • v.i Overhang to hang over
    • n Overhang a projecting part, the degree of projection, of roofs, &c
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In literature:

The cliff dropped straight, with a bit of an overhang and no snow-drift.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
He could hear their shouts and laughter echoed back by the huge overhanging rocks.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
The road to-day was generally good, overhanging in one place the Monass at a height of forty yards above, and below scarped precipices.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
When Laodice came to herself, she was laid upon a spot of rough grass, in the shelter of an overhanging bluff.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
The roof of the cave, or rather, the overhanging cliff, was at the highest point eighty feet above the floor.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Here we landed and replaced our mast, which had been broken three days ago, by running against a tree, overhanging the river.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Reaches cliffs overhanging Lake Liemba.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Gertrude dipped her oars lightly in the water, George guiding the canoe beneath the forest overhanging the pebbly shore.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
The overhanging spindle now requires a little attention.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
He lay in the shadow of an overhanging rock, and in deep sleep fancied that he descried therein a door which was securely barred.
"Atmâ" by Caroline Augusta Frazer
Yet in spite of all this overhanging stratification, Foy was a big man.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
Midnight, and they pulled up amid the deeper gloom of a great, overhanging bluff, having numerous trees near its summit.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
What would you do to save her who was Eloise Lafreniere from such a fate of horror as now overhangs her?
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
Two years had gone by since I saw one here before, perched then on the trunk of a willow which overhangs one of the ponds.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Through a vista of overhanging boughs he caught the flash of its white fluted pillars in the distance.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
He moved very carefully when he moved at all, and he kept well within the shadows of the overhanging banks.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
But to reach the mighty cliffs overhanging the Scraw was not an easy task.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
Gliding on a few yards further, we saw, on the topmost bough of a tree overhanging the water, a beautiful white bird, about the size of a jay.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
They would sit under the overhanging trees; they would eat fruit and talk nonsense and laugh.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
That part of the hull which overhangs the after-end of keel.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

These find, 'mid ivied abbey-walls,
A canopy in some still nook;
Others are pent-housed by a brae
That overhangs a brook.
"A Wren's Nest" by William Wordsworth
And, oh, the splendour of the sea,--
The blue belt glimmering soft and far,
Through many a tumbled rock and tree
Strewn 'neath the overhanging scar!
"Isle Of Wight--Spring, 1891" by Horace Smith
DARK is the sky that overhangs my soul,
The mists are thick that through the valley roll,
But as I tread I cheer my heart and say,
When the Day breaks the shadows flee away.
"The Perfect Day" by Samuel John Stone
These know the world; what do the children know?
They know the woods, their groaning noises weird,
They climb in trees that overhang the slow
Deep mill-stream, loved and feared.
"Kismet" by Jean Ingelow
'Tis there, along the streamlet's side,
The winged fowls of heaven abide;
Among the waving boughs they sing,
That overhang the crystal spring;
The hills are water'd from above,
And earth reflects a heaven of love.
"Spring: Friday Morning" by John Bowring
It is ever present with me like an overhanging blight,
Thro' the heaviness of morning and the wakefulness of night,
When I bend within my chamber in the attitude of prayer--
With a look of wrapt devotion is it kneeling--kneeling there.
"The Shadow Of A Life" by Lennox Amott

In news:

I agree that this amp don't have any overhang, in fact I would describe it as dry, even too dry.
Treasury And AIG Make Headway With Stock Sale, Overhang Remains.
Authorities say firefighters rescued four goats from an overhang above the entrance to Simsbury High School on Wednesday morning.
Georgia Department of Transportation crews will close a single lane of Interstate 16 eastbound near mile post 165 for vegetation maintenance on overhanging brush and trees Monday night.
FORT LOUDON — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of three pieces of aluminum from an overhang at Freedom Lighthouse Church, 95 Path Valley Road, that was reported at 12:20 pm Dec 2.
The Causeway Commission is considering spending $300,000 to build a new overhang at the bridge's entrance.
'Heightened' bus crashes into overhang, killing 1 man instantly.
The tractor, believed to be about 17 years old, was parked under an overhang on the south side of a barn in the 11900 block of Wells Rd.
The courtyard features building overhangs to limit unwanted heat at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation's headquarters in Los Altos.
an overhang of hair — /natural queue, lef...
Loveland crews clearing broken, overhanging branches.
Line six 8-ounce ramekins with plastic wrap, leaving 2 inches of overhang.
It should run the length of the table, minus 2 inches on the two short sides, and have a 6-inch overhang on both long sides.
Guests looking for more air and an extreme camping experience can choose to sleep on an overhanging platform, positioned amongst huge cliff faces measuring between 1000 and 2000 meters (3280 – 6562 ft) high.
Holding both sides of the paper overhang, lift the cake out of the pan, transfer to a cutting board, and cut into 16 squares.

In science:

As ∆ increases, overhangs first appear then islands.
Universality class of the depinning transition in the two-dimensional Ising model with quenched disorder
Due to the existence of the overhangs and islands, there may be different ways to define the domain interface.
Universality class of the depinning transition in the two-dimensional Ising model with quenched disorder
In our opinions, it is mainly the overhangs and islands that induce this difference.
Universality class of the depinning transition in the two-dimensional Ising model with quenched disorder
Both the crossover from the second-order transition to the first-order one in the uniform distribution of the random fields, and the dynamic effect of the overhangs and islands lead to this violation of the universality.
Universality class of the depinning transition in the two-dimensional Ising model with quenched disorder
It is pointed out in Ref. that overhangs and islands play important roles in the domain-wall motion.
Universality class of the depinning transition in the two-dimensional Ising model with quenched disorder
As the strength of the random fields changes, the overhangs and islands alter their critical behavior and modify the critical exponents at the depinning transition.
Universality class of the depinning transition in the two-dimensional Ising model with quenched disorder
The weight of overhangs is negligible for weak disorder and small systems.
Disorder, Order, and Domain Wall Roughening in the 2d Random Field Ising Model
Note the large jumps on the interface and the lack of overhangs.
Disorder, Order, and Domain Wall Roughening in the 2d Random Field Ising Model
For simplicity the data includes only those steps that do not involve local overhangs.
Disorder, Order, and Domain Wall Roughening in the 2d Random Field Ising Model
It generates a single cluster (hence we name our expansion a “monocluster” expansion), and the profile of this cluster in the Mayer space is a solid-on-solid profile, with no overhangs.
Bosonic Monocluster Expansion
However, after these manipulations the overhang increases by x − y = m M +m x.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Hence, the maximum overhang Ln satisfies the recurrence relation Ln = Sn−1 + Ln−1 , where Sn−1 is the horizontal distance from the bottom right edge of the upper construction of the (n − 1)-plate stack to its center of mass (see the figure).
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
One important simplification of the general curvature Hamiltonian (51) is achieved when overhangs of the membrane can be neglected.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
In the simplest and usual approximation, the repulsions between adjacent steps arise from two sources: an entropic or steric interaction due to the physical condition that the steps cannot cross, since overhangs cannot occur in nature.
Using the Wigner-Ibach Surmise to Analyze Terrace-Width Distributions: History, User's Guide, and Advances
Consider a surface built from square bricks rotated by π/4, without defects such as overhangs and vacancies.
Derivation of continuum stochastic equations for discrete growth models