overhang – Wiktionary

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From Previous English oferhangan, similar to over- +‎ hold.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊvəˈhaŋ/ (verb), IPA(key): /ˈəʊvəhaŋ/ (noun)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊvəɹˌhæŋ/ (noun)


overhang (third-person singular easy current overhangs, current participle overhanging, easy previous and previous participle overhung or overhanged)

  1. (transitive) To hold over (one thing).
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.116:
      Her forehead was overhung with cash of gold, / That sparkled o’er the auburn of her hair […].
    • 2012, Edwin Labre, Solly Border, Freedom…At Final!, web page 37:

      At the moment, the higher a part of the tower overhanged its base by about fourteen toes.

  2. (intransitive) To impend.



overhang (plural overhangs)

  1. (economics) The quantity that suggestions the stability between the demand and the provision towards demand lagging provide.
  2. (structure) That portion of the roof construction that extends past the outside partitions of a constructing.
  3. A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one’s genitals; a FUPA.
  4. Something that overhangs or protrudes over its base, comparable to a wave instantly earlier than breaking, or a protruding cliff or rock wall.



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