Definition of Overread

1. v. t. To read over, or peruse.



Definition of Overread

1. Verb. To interpret something to a greater degree, or in a more positive way, than appropriate ¹

2. Verb. To read over, or peruse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overread

1. to read over [v -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overread

overrates
overrating
overreached
overreacher
overreachers
overreaches
overreaching
overreachingly
overreact
overreacted
overreacting
overreaction
overreactions
overreacts
overread (current term)
overreadiness
overreading
overreads
overready
overreckon
overreckoned
overreckoning
overreckons
overred
overreds
overrefine
overrefined
overrefinement
overrefinements

Literary usage of Overread

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1. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly (1902)
"From Harvey's Four Letters and certaine Sonnets, pub. 1592, we learn that 'The sharpest part of those unlucky letters was overread at the Council Table' ..."

2. Literary Studies by Walter Bagehot (1879)
"... of Oxford once observed to us, " The use of the University of Oxford is that no one can overread himself there. The appetite for knowledge is repressed. ..."

3. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"... may be by all means, and still not have the smallest claim to my attention as a public reader. The town is overread from all the white squares on the ..."

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