overspill overspill

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns
  2. (n) the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But instead of bathing in the overspill of his limelight, they're jealous, rancorous.
  2. It had been a life-saving overspill.
  3. The changes came in 11 ships, carrying 778 convicts, overspill from British prisons, and their guards.

News

  • Vibrating Fork Level Switch serves remote tank installations.

    Designed for use in 12 V, low-power circuits, Rosemount® 2120 enables automated tank/vessel level monitoring and overspill protection for safety at remote sites where power is only available from batteries or solar charged systems. Built-in DPDT relay output eliminates need for separate switching relay, and design is unaffected by flow, turbulence, bubbles, foam, vibration, or product variations ...
    on November 26, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert said: "Open prisons should not be used as an emergency overspill for closed prisons. Clearly there is a risk that unsuitable offenders who should be in more secure conditions will be transferred to Ford. This...
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Nick Herbert Source: The Argus.co.uk

  2. "There'sa real buzz down here, but it's not just an overspill of trendy east London," says curator Julia Alvarez, who graduated from the nearby Goldsmith's College. "Deptford's got its own flavour, there's an underground feel."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Julia Alvarez Source: New Statesman

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