1. [syn: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Override \O`ver*ride"\, v. t. [imp. Overrode; p. p.
Overridden, Overrode, Overrid; p. pr. & vb. n.
Overriding.] [AS. offer[imac]dan.]
1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.
The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart.
2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to
nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a
3. Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may
override the decision of a subordinate.
4. To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot
overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of
5. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.]
I overrode him on the way. --Shak.
6. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having superior power and influence; "the predominant
mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding,
paramount, predominant, predominate,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "overriding":
all-absorbing, capital, cardinal, chief, compelling, controlling,
dominant, dominating, foremost, highest, leading, main, master,
overruling, overwhelming, paramount, pivotal, predominant,
predominating, preeminent, premier, preponderant, prevailing,
primary, prime, principal, ranking, ruling, supreme, topmost,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Redefining in a child class a method or
function member defined in a parent class.
Not to be confused with "overloading".