Definition of "overlook" []

  • To look over or at from a higher place. (verb-transitive)
  • To rise above, especially so as to afford a view over: The tower overlooks the sea. (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to notice or consider; miss. (verb-transitive)
  • To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard. (verb-transitive)
  • To look over; examine. (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to notice or take into account (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To disregard deliberately or indulgently (verb)
  • To look at or over from above (verb)
  • To afford a view of from above (verb)
  • To rise above (verb)
  • To look after (verb)
  • To look at carefully (verb)
  • To bewitch or cast the evil eye upon (someone) (verb)
  • A high place affording a view (noun)
  • An act of overlooking (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "overlook" in a sentence
  • "I think what you overlook is this: human ingenuity needs freedom."
  • "But what they overlook is that macho monetarism only works to stimulate demand, investment and jobs under certain conditions? and early post-recession Britain doesn't fit the bill."
  • "The thing people overlook is that the Constitution not only contains substantive provisions, but procedural ones."