overlapping overlapping  /ˈoʊ vər ˌlæ pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
  2. (n) the property of partial coincidence in time
  3. (n) a flap that lies over another part
  4. (v) coincide partially or wholly
  5. (v) extend over and cover a part of
  6. (n) covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The murmur of overlapping blarney isn't a carpet of sound; rather, it's swatches, hundreds of gorgeous samples to choose from.
  2. The overlapping fates of Smith's characters seem to trace the new structures of 21st-century life and test their sturdiness as framework for peace and happiness.
  3. The company is also working on narrowing the number of overlapping features and services it offers: it wants to cut its eight distinct video interfaces down to one, for instance.

News

  1. Marlins-Mets go 20 innings, Texas-Blue Jays go 18

    A bunch of big leaguers became marathon men on Saturday. The Miami Marlins needed 20 innings to outlast the New York Mets 2-1, overlapping for much of the afternoon and early evening with the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-3 win against the Texas Rangers in 18 innings.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Marlins-Mets go 20 innings, Rangers-Blue Jays'

    A bunch of big leaguers became marathon men on Saturday. The Marlins needed 20 innings to outlast the Mets 2-1, overlapping for much of the afternoon and early evening with the Blue Jays' 4-3 win against the Rangers in' innings.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  1. "Laws have been introduced in a piecemeal fashion and have as a result become overlapping and less clear," Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly said in a statement. "We (had) this review to ensure the laws which govern how people are treated in...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Ruth Kelly Source: Washington Post

  2. "This has been three overlapping summits," said British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. "The world is changing fast and we must change with it."
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Washington Post

  3. Black said his client and authorities reached a settlement on a single-count charge of "doctor shopping -- or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions -- filed by the state sttorney, which will be dismissed in 18...
    on Apr 28, 2006 By: Roy Black Source: NewsNet5.com

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