Meaning of OVERHEAD in English


adverb , adjective , noun

■ adverb

/ ˌəʊvəˈhed; NAmE ˌoʊvərˈhed/ above your head; in the sky :

Planes flew overhead constantly.

Thunder boomed in the sky overhead.

■ adjective / ˈəʊvəhed; NAmE ˈoʊvərhed/


above your head; raised above the ground :

overhead power lines


[ only before noun ] connected with the general costs of running a business or an organization, for example paying for rent or electricity :

overhead costs

■ noun

[ U ] ( especially NAmE ) = overheads

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