overall


overall
1. adjective

the overall cost

Syn:
total, all-inclusive, gross, final, inclusive, complete, entire
2. adverb

overall, things are better

Syn:
generally (speaking), in general, altogether, all in all, on balance, on average, for the most part, in the main, on the whole, by and large

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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  • overall — 1. pronunciation. When the word is a noun (singular overall or plural overalls) the stress is on the first syllable; when an adjective it normally falls on the first syllable and when an adverb on the third, but the stress is variable in context …   Modern English usage

  • overall — UK US /ˈəʊvərɔːl/ adjective [before noun] ► in general rather than in particular, or including all the people or things in a particular group or situation: »The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems. »A growth oriented strategy… …   Financial and business terms

  • Overall — Sm einteiliger Arbeitsanzug erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. overall (eigentlich über alles ), aus ne. over über und ne. all alles .    Ebenso nndl. overall, ne. overall, nschw. overall, nnorw. overall; über, all …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Overall — »einteiliger Schutzanzug« (für Mechaniker, Sportler u. a.): Der Name des Kleidungsstücks wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. overall entlehnt, einer Bildung aus engl. over »über« und all »alles«, eigentlich also »(das, was) über alles… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • overall — [adj] complete, general all embracing, blanket, comprehensive, global, inclusive, long range, long term, sweeping, thorough, total, umbrella; concept 772 Ant. incomplete, narrow, specific overall [adv] in general all over, chiefly, everyplace,… …   New thesaurus

  • Overall — O ver*all, adv. Everywhere. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overall — index comprehensive, omnibus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Overall — Overall,der:⇨Schutzanzug …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • overall — → overol …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • overall — everywhere, O.E. ofer eall, from ofer over (see OVER (Cf. over)) + eall (see ALL (Cf. all)). Sense of including everything is from 1894. Clothing sense (usually plural) of loose trousers of a strong material worn by cowboys, etc. is from 1782.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overall n — overall adj …   English expressions