Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

overflow  - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] overflow pronunciation in American English /ˈoʊvərˌfloʊ/
Word Forms
Close
singularoverflow
pluraloverflows

Related words

  1. 1
    an extra amount of people or things that do not fit into a particular space

    Will this room be big enough to accommodate the overflow?

    1. a.
      something that provides extra space when another space becomes full

      an overflow parking lot

  2. 2
    a hole or pipe that allows a substance to flow out of a container when it gets too full

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog