override

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v override rule against "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
    • v override ride (a horse) too hard
    • v override counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
    • v override prevail over "health considerations override financial concerns"
    • n override the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    • n override a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Override To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may override the decision of a subordinate.
    • Override To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of the airplane.
    • Override To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. "I overrode him on the way."
    • Override To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down. "The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart."
    • Override To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its strength.
    • Override To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a veto.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • override To ride over; hence, to trample down; supersede: as, a decision that overrides all previous decisions.
    • override To ride too much; fatigue by riding.
    • override To outride; pass in riding.
    • override In surgery, to overlap: said of a fragment of a broken bone in relation to another fragment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Override ō-vėr-rīd′ to ride too much: to pass on horseback: to trample down or set aside
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. offerīdan,

Usage

In literature:

Yet how was it possible for him to stand ready, for her sake, to override the laws of his own land?
"The Princess Virginia" by C. N. Williamson
The tendency to systematize overrides the evidence, and thrusts Nature into a formula too rigid to fit her endless variety.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
No community interests override or check individual whims or peculiarities.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
They are hard to discover, and perhaps my desires override my judgment.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
Both hope and dread will always override common sense, and convoy imagination perforce.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Young, thou wouldst override our ancient right.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Is there anything could override that?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The cowboy's overriding presence in North America's mythology is not difficult to understand.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
I can override anyone in Transbalkania, except yourselves.
"Expediter" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
You can override it with the manuals, but don't bother yet.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
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In poetry:

So low our nation hath been brought,
So many masters override,
A little more and it were naught,
Had not the Lord been on its side.
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

City Council Override Proposition 11-05-12.
Binghamton residents will vote on Proposition 1, which would change the number of Council members necessary to override a Mayoral veto.
The president has promised a veto, but the majorities in both houses were far beyond the levels required to override a veto.
Not Buying Union Bias, Speaker Quinn Leads Veto Override on HPD Transparency Bill.
All indications point to the County Legislature attempting to override the state's property tax cap this fall.
Lawmakers skip veto override on sales tax bill.
With a 316 to 108 vote, the House of Representatives exceeded the two-thirds majority vote necessary to override President Bush's veto of H.R 2419, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.
Veto of Great Lakes bill may face override vote.
COLUMBUS — House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R. Medina) said Thursday that an override of Gov John Kasich's veto of a business-backed bill dealing with water withdrawals from Lake Erie remains a possibility.
Employers Can Override Your 401(k) Investment Choices.
Maricopa school district attempts to pass a lesser, shorter override .
The Maricopa Unified School District is struggling and this election it hopes its fifth attempt to pass an education override will be the charm.
A veto override attempt by the city council is on hold for now.
That veto was up for an override this week, but the city council has decided instead to put off the attempt for the next two months.
Creek council fails with veto override .
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In science:

The overriding question is: could we be in the same situation with gravity in 3 + 1 dimensions? Other examples of theories that do not appear to exist perturbatively but do non-perturbatively are known .
Lorentz violations in canonical quantum gravity
Given the statement that nearly all viable cosmological solutions are likely to form singularities in a finite time, we quickly arrive at the overriding question whether quantum gravity is really necessary to resolve these singularities.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Extrapolating the discussion on the cosmological constant Λ to the very first moments of the Universe, its present value may be a mere small remnant of the overriding power it unfolded during early phases of inflationary expansion.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
However, uncertainties in distance estimates still poses overriding problems for such estimates to improve in quality in the foreseeable future.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Finding a definite answer to the question of existence or nonexistence of the Θ+ and of the other 5-quark baryons is, of course, of overriding importance and urgency.
Search for Pentaquark States with CLAS at Jefferson Lab
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