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Pronunciation: (
adv.ō'vur-ôl';
adj., n.ō'vur-ôl"),
[key]
adv., adj.
1. from one extreme limit of a thing to the other: the overall length of the bridge.
2. covering or includingeverything: an overall impression; to view something overall.

n.
1. overalls, (used with a pl. v.)
a. loose, sturdy trousers, usually with a bib or biblike piece to which shoulder straps are attached, originally worn over other trousers to protect them, as by factory workers or farmers.
b. long waterproof leggings.
2. Brit.a smock or loose-fitting housedress.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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