overhead

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: overhead

1
adjnadv
located or originating from above
(nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
above the head; over the head
2
n
the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
3
n
(computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
4
n
a transparency for use with an overhead projector
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: overhead
1

adj located or originating from above

“an overhead crossing”
Antonyms:
surface
on the surface
subsurface
beneath the surface
aboveground
on or above the surface of the ground
grade-constructed
constructed at ground level
opencast, opencut
(of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface
belowground, underground
under the level of the ground
submarine, undersea
beneath the surface of the sea
submerged, submersed, underwater
beneath the surface of the water
subterranean, subterraneous
being or operating under the surface of the earth
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n (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship

Type of:
ceiling
the overhead upper surface of a covered space

n a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head

Synonyms:
smash
Type of:
return
a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

adv above the head; over the head

“bring the legs together overhead

adv above your head; in the sky

“planes were flying overhead
2

n the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes

Synonyms:
budget items, operating cost, operating expense
Type of:
disbursal, disbursement, expense
amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
3

n (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command

Synonyms:
command overhead, command processing overhead, command processing overhead time
Type of:
processing time
the time it takes to complete a prescribed procedure

n (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing

Synonyms:
disk overhead
Type of:
disc space, disk space
(computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
4

n a transparency for use with an overhead projector

Synonyms:
viewgraph
Type of:
foil, transparency
picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
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