• WordNet 3.6
    • n overpass bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overpass To go over or beyond; to cross; as, to overpass a river; to overpass limits.
    • Overpass To pass above; -- of roadways and other paths; as, the highway overpasses the railroad tracks.
    • v. i Overpass To pass over, away, or off.
    • Overpass To pass over; to omit; to overlook; to disregard. "All the beauties of the East
      He slightly viewed and slightly overpassed ."
    • Overpass To surpass; to excel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overpass To pass over; cross.
    • overpass To pass by; pass by without notice or regard; omit to notice or include; overlook.
    • overpass To pass through; pass; spend.
    • overpass To surpass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overpass ō-vėr-pas′ to pass over: to pass by without notice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Surpass


In literature:

Lovett's was long and high, but at last Lovett's, too, was overpassed.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The dead-line was overpassed.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
We but fight with gaudy shadows, we but aspire to overpass a mountain of unstable sand!
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
The thing overpassed anything in their professional experiences.
"The Thunders of Silence" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Bounds that we can't overpass!
"The Will to Believe" by William James
And that limit was overpassed when Russia and Austria were pitted against Hungary.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Other nations are only its boundaries, which it can overpass in fighting with and conquering them.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
Twenty-four hours ago she looked less than her real age by ten years; now she had overpassed it by half that time at least.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Speculative philosophy strikes at last upon a limit which it can not overpass.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
As the gust overpassed, I rose, choked and gasping.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett

In news:

EUGENE, Ore.—Oregon State Police say a rock dropped from an Interstate 5 overpass hit a car carrying two University of Oregon distance runners, causing injuries to both.
Northbound Interstate 55 traffic will be affected as Missouri Department of Transportation crews repair the Route PP overpass in Scott County.
Starting at 10 pm, Thursday, Sept 13, the College Parkway overpass to the Cape Coral Bridge Toll Plaza will be closed for four hours (until 4 am, Friday, Sept. Back to Article.
The project also includes construction of an overpass above N.C 107 with on- and off-ramps.
Two people are dead and more than two dozen injured after this bus crashed into an overpass at Miami International Airport on Dec 1, 2012.
Eastbound traffic on Daniels Parkway will face a detour starting Thursday night as crews continue to repair the interstate overpass damaged by a boom truck last week.
Two men trying to flee El Paso police officers were injured after they jumped from a US 54 overpass early Saturday.
The car crashed near Miller and Overpass roads and three people fled , running into the neighborhood, which includes farmland, scattered homes and is near the Hall District Elementary School.
LONDONDERRY — A teenage driver was flown to a Boston hospital by medical helicopter last night after his car struck an SUV, then rolled over at least once on the Interstate 93 overpass.
The man told police he was driving along I-75, near the Athens-Boonesboro overpass in Fayette County, when something struck his windshield.
A fast-moving freight train struck two pedestrians on the Van Ness overpass north of Shields Avenue in central Fresno on Wednesday, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
For the past week or so, the image of a partially clothed woman has been on the side of an overpass between the Goodman Street and Clinton Avenue exits.
Police are investigating several incidents in which people were injured and vehicles were damaged by objects thrown from a Highway 4 overpass.
4 tortured bodies found hanging from highway overpass in northern Mexico city of Saltillo.
Glendell Edison, 57, of Lehigh Acres, is charged with a maximum height violation after his semi-truck hit the Daniels overpass just after 3 p.m.

In science:

When the number of sites in the lattice increase, this last comparison was impossible, for the generators overpass the limits of their periodicity.
Non-periodic pseudo-random numbers used in Monte Carlo calculations
Such a diagram naturally defines an oriented link pro jection by connecting the O ’s to the X ’s in each row and the X ’s to the O ’s in the columns and letting the vertical line to overpass at the intersection points.
Transversely non simple knots
As we shall see in a moment, there exists an upper value of the cut-off which cannot be overpassed.
A critical look at the role of the bare parameters in the renormalization of Phi-derivable approximations
There is no strategy that allow swarm robots to overpass the barrier.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
However, arcs 1 and 2 originally met at a crossing at one end of the subgroup, so one was an overpass while the other was an underpass.
Enumerating the Prime Alternating Knots, Part I