overall

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over +‎ all

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Particularly: “is this really homophonous with overhaul”

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overall (comparative more overall, superlative most overall)

  1. All-encompassing, all around.
    • 1949, W. Keith Hancock and Margaret M. Gowing, British War Economy:
      We believe also that a controlled economy cannot be understood without some overall view of the controlling institutions: hence our short studies — shorter by far than the original drafts — of the central administration.

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overall (comparative more overall, superlative most overall)

  1. Generally; with everything considered.

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overall (plural overalls)

  1. (UK) A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.
  2. (in the plural, US) A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.

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