Definition of Overspill

1. Noun. The relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns.

Generic synonyms: Move, Relocation



2. Noun. The occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity.
Exact synonyms: Overflow, Runoff
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Derivative terms: Overflow, Run Off

Definition of Overspill

1. Noun. That which spills over. ¹

2. Verb. To spill over, to overflow, to spill out of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overspill

1. [v -SPILLED, -SPILT, -SPILLING, -SPILLS]

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Literary usage of Overspill

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"... marked out by thick reeds, and has for its banks the standing water of its own overspill ; the heavy sand is rolled down this channel, and deposited ..."

2. The American Political Science Review (1920)
"... increases of their indigenous populations to accommodate; "it is not true that these regions are necessary for the overspill of the Japanese population. ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1895)
"... more In the tulip-bowls, and still overspill In a crystal tide, until Every yellow daffodil Is flooded to its golden rim, and brimming o'er and o'er! ..."

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