(noun, adjective, adverb)


1. located or originating from above

- an overhead crossing

Sentences with overhead as an adjective:

- Place your luggage in the overhead bins.


1. above your head; in the sky

- planes were flying overhead

2. above the head; over the head

- bring the legs together overhead

Sentences with overhead as an adverb:

- birds flying overhead


1. the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes

Definition categories: possession, disbursal, disbursement, expense

2. (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command

Definition categories: time

3. (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing

Definition categories: location

4. a transparency for use with an overhead projector

Similar word(s): viewgraph

Definition categories: man–made, foil, transparency

5. (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship

Definition categories: man–made, ceiling

6. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head

Similar word(s): smash

Definition categories: act, return

Sentences with overhead as a noun:

- Network overhead is the header data that is required to route and transport data over network, whereas fork overhead is the additional time and memory cost of creating and managing new processes within operating system.