Associations to the word «Overlook»


OVERLOOK, noun. A vista or point that gives a beautiful view.
OVERLOOK, verb. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of.
OVERLOOK, verb. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly.
OVERLOOK, verb. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
OVERLOOK, verb. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
OVERLOOK, verb. To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
OVERLOOK, verb. To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.

Dictionary definition

OVERLOOK, noun. A high place affording a good view.
OVERLOOK, verb. Look past, fail to notice.
OVERLOOK, verb. Be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson".
OVERLOOK, verb. Leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten".
OVERLOOK, verb. Look down on; "The villa dominates the town".
OVERLOOK, verb. Watch over; "I am overlooking her work".

Wise words

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