overpass (plural overpasses) (US)
- A section of a road or path that cross#Verb|crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.
- The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.
- flyover (UK)
- French: autopont, pont autoroutier
- German: Überführung
- Italian: cavalcavia, viadotto, sovrappasso
- Portuguese: viaduto
- Russian: путепрово́д
- Spanish: puente, paso superior, (pedestrian) pasarela, paso elevado, paso a desnivel
overpass (overpasses, present participle overpassing; past and past participle overpassed)
- To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.
- Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.
- (transitive) To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.
- Marshall was really overpassing his authority when he ordered the security guards to fire their tasers at the trespassers.
- The precocious student had really overpassed her peers, and was reading books written for children several years older.
- (transitive) To disregard, skip, or miss something.
- "Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.
- (to pass above) pass over, transpass
- (to exceed a limit) overgo, surpass, transgress; see also Thesaurus:transcend
- (to disregard) misregard, miss, overlook, take no notice of; see also Thesaurus:ignore or Thesaurus:fail to notice