overstream

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

over- +‎ stream

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

overstream (third-person singular simple present overstreams, present participle overstreaming, simple past and past participle overstreamed)

  1. To stream or flow over.

NounEdit

overstream (countable and uncountable, plural overstreams)

  1. (rare) An excessive, steady flow, succession of something.
    • 1942, Pennsylvania Game News 1942-06: Volume 13, Issue 3[1], Pennsylvania Game Commission, →ISBN, page 9:
      I must have a definite mark by which to locate him in that rugged territory overstream.
    • 1989, The Greater Yellowstone Postfire Assessment[2], Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee, page 84:
      Water temperature can be altered with the removal of overstream canopy. Water temperatures can increase in summer and decrease in winter encouraging lethal anchor ice problems.
    • 2001, Ernest Thompson Seton, Wild Animal Ways[3], International Law & Taxation Publishers, →ISBN, page 199:
      The day had open fair, but they had not sailed an hour before the sky was darkened, noisy wind was blowing in changing ways, and an overstream of air came down that was stinging, numbing cold.

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