overbrow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ brow

Verb[edit]

overbrow (third-person singular simple present overbrows, present participle overbrowing, simple past and past participle overbrowed)

  1. (poetic, transitive) To hang over like a brow; to impend over.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Longfellow to this entry?)
    Did with a huge projection overbrow / Large space beneath. — Wordsworth.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.