overseer, n. supervisor, director, manager, line manager, superintendent, Inf. super, foreman, fugleman; overlooker, overman, headman, boss, Inf. bossman, U.S. Inf. straw boss, gang boss, Sl. the man, Inf. honcho, Inf. head honcho, Brit, gaffer; master, commander, overlord, taskmaster; administrator, executive, bureaucrat, functionary, official, marshal; president, head, headmaster, chief, principal; governor, regent, dean, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson; provost, monitor, proctor, captain; matron, guard, forest ranger; keeper, nursemaid, babysitter; tutor, teacher, governess; watchdog, bodyguard, protector, guardian angel.
overshadow, v. 1. dominate, dwarf, overtop, rise above, tower over or above, stand head and shoulders above, bestride; outshine, minimize, reduce, detract from, steal the spotlight from, put in the shade, Inf. run circles or rings around.
2. dim, bedim, obumbrate; cloud, becloud, overcloud; blear, fog, darken; conceal, shroud, veil,
eclipse, obscure, screen.
3. spoil, sour, blight, impair, take the edge off of, chase the bloom from, take all the pleasure from.
overshoe, n. Usu.
overshoes galoshes, rubbers, rubber boots, waterproof boots, hip boots, waders; arctics, snowboots, gumshoes, mukluks, Brit. Wellington boots, Brit. Inf. wellies.
overshoot, v. 1. miss, miss aim, fly wide, fall
short or wide of the mark.
2. pass, overreach, outreach, go too far; exceed, transcend, surpass, go beyond, run beyond; overpass, overextend, extend past, exceed the limit.
oversight, n. 1. neglect, neglectfulness, negli gence, inattention, lack of attention, inconsideration, inadvertence, inadvertency; disregard, indifference, nonconcern, carelessness, thoughtlessness, heedlessness, unheedfulness; oblivion, forgetfulness, unmindfulness; laxity, laxness, slackness, remissness; failure, lapse, default, dereliction, delinquency, nonfulfillment, nonperformance; fault, slight, omission.
2. mistake, error, inaccuracy, erratum, corrigendum; blunder, botch, bungle, flub, muff; leak, slip of the tongue or pen, Inf. slip-up; All Sl. pratfall, fool mistake, dumb trick, foul-up, louse-up, screw-up, boner, boo-boo, goof, blooper, clinker, clunker.
3. supervision, superintendence, surveillance, watchful care; management, ministration, ministry, administration, government, governance; dominion, jurisdiction; direction, guidance, tutelage, command, control; care, custody, charge, keeping, ward, hands; auspices, protection, protectorship, guardianship, stewardship, patronage.
overspread, v. spread over or through, grow over, cover, mantle; film, wrap, overlay, coat; fill, glut, engulf, infest, saturate, supersaturate, inundate; load, choke, clog; flourish, grow wild, Inf. run amuck, Inf. run riot, Inf. run wild, spread like wildfire, overwhelm.
overstate, v. exaggerate, overdo, make much of, overstress; hyperbolize, overdraw, color, overcolor, stretch the point, heighten, draw larger than life; enhance, Inf. touch up, expand, magnify, Inf. blow up, inflate, stretch, Inf. draw the longbow; amplify, swell, bloat, dilate, distend; increase, enlarge, make larger, intensify, maximize; embroider, make much ado about nothing, make a mountain out of a molehill, paint in glowing colors, oversell, Inf. play up; Inf. pile it on, Inf. lay it on, Inf. lay or spread it on thick.
overstep, v. exceed, go beyond, transcend, surpass; push in, encroach, infringe, trespass, intrude, invade,
overstock, n. 1. oversupply, excess, surfeit, surplus, superfluity, superabundance, superflux, glut; redundance, plethora, overabundance, overprofusion, nimiety; overload, overfill; repletion, more than enough, enough with overmeasure, enough and to spare.