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Definition of the adjective overboard

What does overboard mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. excessive; too much

Definition of the adverb overboard

What does overboard mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. to extremes
    • example: he went overboard to please his in-laws
  2. from on board a vessel into the water
    • example: they dropped their garbage overboard

Alternative definition of the adverb overboard


  1. over the edge; especially, off or outside of a boat


"Overboard" is a 1987 American romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It was directed by Garry Marshall, produced by Roddy McDowall, and loosely inspired by the 1974 Italian film Swept Away. In turn, Overboard was adapted into the 2006 South Korean television series, Couple or Trouble. In recent years, the film has become popular via cable television and has gained a cult following.

Phrases with Overboard

  1. Go Overboard
  2. Man Overboard
  3. throw overboard
  4. To Go Overboard
  5. to throw overboard

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Overboard

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

go overboard be highly enthusiastic. behave immoderately; go too far. The idea behind this idiom is that of recklessly jumping over the side of a ship into the water. throw something overboard abandon or discard something. The idea here is ...

Google previewDictionary of Nautical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2006)

by Donald Launer

MOB an abbreviation for Man Overboard. See also COB MOM the man overboard module is an important item in ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

overboard go overboard informal to be excessive in one's enthusiasm or behaviour: based on the image of a person leaping over the side of a ship. Mid 20th cent. Dogs Today 1992 Leo (July 24- Aug ...

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers and linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

Jetsam is cargo thrown overboard to lighten a ship in distress; such material washed ashore; discarded items (“Jetsam was the luggage, furniture and fittings thrown overboard to lighten the ship when it was being shipwrecked”). flounder ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

outdoors outside oven over overboard overdrive paper paper bag par parade parcel pardon pare. out with someone or something an exhortation to expel or dismiss someone or something unwanted. out with it say what you are thinking.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Law of Scotland (1815)

Intended for the Use of the Public at Large, as Well as of the Profession by Robert Bell, Sir John Skene

Where- goods are thrown overboard for the purpose of lightening a ship daring a storm, the owners both of the ship and of the cstrgo saved ire liable to the owners of the goods thrown out for the common benefit, in a proportion of the loss, The ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

On bard vessels injury Entangled in the fishing gear or wire cables, crushing injuries, fall overboard Crushing injuries, fall overboard Cuts from knives or machines, musculoskeletol disorders Wounds from hooks, entangled in the line ...

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Scrabble value of O1V4E1R1B3O1A1R1D2

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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