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Definition of "overpass" []

  • A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare. (noun)
  • To pass over or across; traverse. (verb-transitive)
  • To go beyond; surpass. (verb-transitive)
  • To go over (a limit or boundary); transgress. (verb-transitive)
  • To overlook or disregard. (verb-transitive)

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 "overpass" in a sentence
  • "This time, I photographed the overpass from the western side (my first set of photos were taken from the eastern side)."
  • "Liberty Street overpass is currently being repaired."
  • "Also, the overpass is not at the end or beginning of a road so you have to walk a hundred meters to get to them and then walk back."