Definition of overall in English:

overall

Pronunciation /ˈōvəˌrôl/ /ˈoʊvəˌrɔl/ /ˌōvəˈrôl/ /ˌoʊvəˈrɔl/

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adjective

attributive
  • Taking everything into account.

    • ‘the overall effect is impressive’
    all-inclusive, general, comprehensive, universal, all-embracing, gross, net, final, inclusive
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adverb

sentence adverb
  • In all parts; taken as a whole.

    ‘overall, 10,000 jobs will go’
    • ‘The sauce, though, was excellent, and overall the whole dish just about passed muster.’
    • ‘But overall the car seems quite good and I think we are in good shape again for the race.’
    • ‘Athletics and Cricket were in the summer, which meant overall we did mainly did four sets of sport.’
    • ‘This is despite the fact that Miramax, as a whole, has 15 nominations overall, for the third year in a row.’
    • ‘So overall the potential for cost savings are really very substantial indeed.’
    • ‘They said that overall they had very low levels of depression and anxiety.’
    • ‘There are here and there these type of flaws, but overall the story really is wondrous.’
    • ‘There are winter fogs and mists, much as there are here, but overall I'd describe it as a good, bracing climate.’
    • ‘Some you win, some you lose, but overall it is the cheaper strategy.’
    • ‘In places this comes across as chatty and anecdotal, but overall it's rather irritating.’
    • ‘The prints on the pale walls do lighten the atmosphere, but overall the feeling is masculine and rather like a men's club.’
    • ‘The federal reserve may be able to do a little tweaking, but overall the cards are in place.’
    • ‘Possessing an impressive range of passes, he also weighed in with a couple of shots and overall he was a busy presence in the middle.’
    • ‘You could engineer the meat to be leaner, and contain healthier fats overall.’
    • ‘Even though a high backlog of work remains, overall the picture is optimistic.’
    • ‘There is a risk of very windy conditions but overall it will not be too cold with temperatures around normal.’
    • ‘It's probably fair to say we were somewhat nervous about the match, but overall we did not play well as a team.’
    • ‘They were the better side over 80 minutes, but overall I thought Scotland played very well.’
    • ‘Chelsea put on a superb defensive display and were deserving winners overall.’
    • ‘Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but overall the positives outweigh the clarinets.’
    generally, in general, generally speaking, altogether, all in all, on balance, on average, for the most part, mostly, in the main, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree
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noun

overalls
  • 1North American A garment consisting of trousers with a front flap over the chest held up by straps over the shoulders, made of sturdy material and worn especially as casual or working clothes.

    Also called bib overalls

    ‘My green overalls and green shirt with my red jean jacket were my choice for today.’
    • ‘Dress suitable for agriculture such as overalls, shirts, and boots is popular.’
    • ‘Its 200 highly trained members dress in white overalls, padded clothing and crash helmets to protect themselves against police batons and shields.’
    • ‘Dressed in overalls and a flannel shirt, he looked like a farmer.’
    • ‘I stayed simple the next day, skipped a shower and pulled my hair up into a ponytail and dressed in overalls and a black tank top.’
    • ‘But Daddy was a poor little boy in an old shirt and overalls once.’
    • ‘She took the torn overalls, the ratty dresses, shorts, jeans, skirts, shirts out and tossed them into the hallway.’
    • ‘Some had old clothing, from ancient togas and tunics to overalls and denim.’
    • ‘Dressed in miners' overalls and a hard hat, he caught the 6: 30 a.m. elevator that took the miners down for their regular shift.’
    • ‘Denim goods, including jeans, shorts, skirts and overalls, account for 70 percent of the firm's total production.’
    • ‘She was dressed in tan fishing overalls with a fishing hat, bulky black boots, and a pink T-shirt underneath.’
    • ‘A parachute is standard equipment as are helmet and goggles, boots, overalls and gloves.’
    • ‘The DVD treatment is as humble as the overalls and flannel shirts people wear in the show.’
    • ‘For protective gear, many make do with long-sleeve shirts and long pants because thick overalls, gloves, boots, and masks are expensive or not sold in the markets.’
    • ‘He had dark jean overalls and a red collared shirt.’
    • ‘He wore dark blue overalls over a white shirt and a brown flat cap on his head to cover his grey hair.’
    • ‘Minimum requirements include long-sleeved shirts and long trousers or overalls as well as safety equipment.’
    • ‘I got home just in time to see my younger sister rush out the door in her summer uniform of overalls and a t-shirt.’
    • ‘The father, in a dark, looming form, appears in the doorway, dressed in the gray overalls of his mechanics uniform.’
    • ‘It's a constant battle with the management - you need a suit of armour, not overalls, to come to work.’
    1. 1.1British A loose-fitting coat or one-piece garment worn over ordinary clothes for protection against dirt or heavy wear.
      ‘When he had done, his mug empty, he went to his wardrobe where he pulled out a clean pair of underpants and a blue overall.’
      • ‘A man wearing an orange overall was sweeping the street while others were running.’
      • ‘The picture of men paint spraying in their ordinary clothes, rather than wearing protective overalls and without protective face masks, says it all.’
      • ‘They were wearing disposable blue overalls bought at a local DIY store to protect their clothes from paint.’