Definition of overrisen in English:


Pronunciation /ˌəʊvəˈrɪzn/


  • That has risen too high, especially of dough, bread, etc.; (figurative) overweening, despotic. Also of a ship: floating too high in the water, so as to become unstable.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Ward (1578–1652), clergyman and compiler of a law code for Massachusetts. From over- + risen, past participle of rise.