overflow overflow  /ˈoʊ vərf ˌloʊ/


  1. (n) a large flow
  2. (n) the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
  3. (v) flow or run over (a limit or brim)
  4. (v) overflow with a certain feeling


  1. overflow, this one in a room adjacent to the gym where he would hold the town hall.
  2. Most hog waste is disposed of in open-air lagoons, which can overflow in heavy rain and contaminate nearby streams and rivers.
  3. It would cause Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans, to overflow, pouring down millions of gallons of water on the city.


  1. Schenectady threatened by river overflow

    Schenectady threatened by river overflow Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:44 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013 The Mohawk River is expected to overflow its banks and flood homes in Schenectady's Stockade neighborhood — joining a flurry of fears around the region sprouting from the steady ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Bacteria levels back to normal in Cove Creek following sewage overflow

    Bacteria levels are back to normal in Cove Creek following a sewage overflow on Back Street, Sullivan’s Island officials said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Sewage overflow in West Point prompts shellfish ban in upper York River

    – Overflowing sewage in the Town of West Point has prompted a shellfish ban in the upper York River.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Virginia Gazette


  1. Al-Maliki said he has warned the countries in the region that "the continued overflow of weapons, money, suicide bombers and the spreading of 'fatwas' inciting hatred and murder will only result in disastrous consequences for peoples of the region...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: FOXNews

  2. "I am so honored to be able to recognize this incredible roster of people who are not only an inspiration to me but to others across California and beyond," said Shriver. "They represent the diversity, innovation and creativity that overflow...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Maria Shriver Source: Modesto Bee

  3. "Tonight I overflow with joy and gratitude. I am thankful that, just like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier and other boxers, I decided to get into boxing," the pound-for-pound fighter said.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Manny Pacquiao Source: New Delhi Chronicle.com (blog)

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