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Definition of the noun overline
What does overline mean as a name of something?
- A line drawn over text or a repeating decimal.
Definition of the verb overline
What does overline mean as a doing word?
- To draw a line over or above text.
Overline: An overline, overscore, or overbar, is a typographical feature of a horizontal line drawn immediately above the text. In mathematical notation, an overline has been used for a long time and is known as vinculum. Other uses are to indicate Roman numerals multiplied by a thousand and in forming medieval abbreviations. Marking one or more words with a continuous line above the characters is sometimes called "overstriking", though overstriking generally refers to printing one character on top of an already-printed character.
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Handbook for Newspaper Workers, Treating Grammar, Punctuation, English, Diction, Journalistic Structure, Typographical Style, Accuracy, Headlines, Proofreading, Copyreading, Type, Cuts, Libel, and Other Matters of Office Practice (1921)
by Grant Milnor Hyde
An Overline is a headline of one or more lines that is placed above an illustration. It usually contains a verb and resembles other headlines ...
Dictionary of Jargon (2013)
by Jonathon Green
overline n[Journalism]a caption setabove an illustration or photo. Seealso underline. overlines npl[US] [Banking] credits available to ...
by Paul Dickson
”The symbol for zero-gravity, for example, is described as a “squiggle, a curved overline and, underneath, two bat -eyed umlauts lying sideways.” Introduction and Notes on Method Over time this ...
Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen
” Text-Decoration Values: none, underline, overline, line-through, ...
caption 6 legend 7 outline 8 overline 9 underline captious 5 testy 6 critic, snappy 7 carping, finicky, peevish 8 caviling, contrary, critical, exacting, perverse, petulant, snappish 9 cavillous, ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
overline ("o-ver-lin'), v. t. 1. To draw a line over (writing): the opposite of underline. — 2. In manuscript or printed matter, to place a translation over each line. overload (6'ver-16d), w. An excessive load; a too heavy load. The automatic ...
Containing a History of These Arts in Europe and America ...
Overline. — In an interlinear translation the line containing the text which is to be translated, which is over the gloss. Overplus.— The plus or over copies of a definite number in printing. — Jatobi. Overrunning. — Carrying words backward or ...
by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
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Scrabble value of O1V4E1R1L1I1N1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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