v. t.1.To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the marketplace.
[imp. & p. p. Overlooked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overlooking.]
[Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them.
- Shak.
2.Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter.
3.To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
The time and care that are required
To overlook and file and polish well.
- Roscommon.
4.To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your pigs will die.
- C. Kingsley.
5.To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to overlook a missing bolt.
6.To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed).
The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked.
- Acts xvii. 30 (Rev. Ver.
They overlook truth in the judgments they pass.
- Atterbury.
Noun1.Overlookoverlook - a high place affording a good view
Verb1.overlook - look past, fail to notice
2.overlook - be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
3.overlook - leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
4.overlook - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
5.overlook - watch over; "I am overlooking her work"
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