Definition of Overflowing

1. Adjective. Covered with water. "An overflowing tub"

Exact synonyms: Afloat, Awash, Flooded, Inundated
Similar to: Full



Definition of Overflowing

1. n. An overflow; that which overflows; exuberance; copiousness.

Definition of Overflowing

1. Noun. overflow ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of overflow) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overflowing

1. overflow [v] - See also: overflow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overflowing

overflooded
overflooding
overfloods
overflourish
overflourished
overflourishes
overflourishing
overflow
overflow hole
overflow holes
overflow incontinence
overflow pool
overflow wave
overflowed
overfloweth
overflowing (current term)
overflowingly
overflowings
overflown
overflows
overflush
overflushed
overflushes
overflushing
overflux
overfly
overflying
overfocus
overfocused
overfocuses

Literary usage of Overflowing

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1882)
"It makes a large square thick volume, "a very Jumbo of juveniles," overflowing with pictures, and is christened " Colonial Days." in Haarlem. ..."

2. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1893)
"The overflowing of Magic Wells (FOLK-LORE, IV, i, 66).—The legends told by Dr. Rhys about the origin of certain lakes in Wales and Ireland remind me of the ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1899)
"... KOW overflowing TO THE ATLANTIC ANP PACIFIC OCEANS. In consequence of one of the very common phenomena of capture to which these rivers are subject, ..."

4. The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Taoism by James Legge (1891)
"... 'Great or overflowing Virtue.' The chapter is another illustration of the working of the Tao by contraries. According to Wu A'^ang, the action which ..."

5. Pneumonia: Its Supposed Connection, Pathological and Etiological, with by René La Roche (1854)
"... even Paris.3 The effects of drying, overflowing and reclaiming marshy and sickly localities, and vice versa', prove the existence and agency of malaria. ..."

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