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Definition of "overarching" []

  • Forming an arch overhead or above: overarching branches. (adjective)
  • Extending over or throughout: "I am not sure whether the missing ingredient . . . is surprise or an overarching radiance” ( John Simon). (adjective)

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.

Use "overarching" in a sentence
  • "Braun's financial advisers offered additional information about her CMB One Corp., which they described as the overarching company she has set up to handle everything from her public speaking income to her fledgling organic foods business."
  • "NAB President Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:"
  • "NAB president Gordon Smith has said that he is willing to have a conversation about the FCC's inquiries into more spectrum, but NAB has also set out what it calls overarching principles for the broadband plan:"
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