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Wordnet 3.0


1. used of a height or viewpoint;
- Example: "a commanding view of the ocean"
- Example: "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"
- Example: "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
[syn: commanding, dominating, overlooking]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overlook \O`ver*look"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overlooked; p. pr. & vb. n. Overlooking.] 1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the marketplace. "The pile o'erlooked the town." --Dryden. [1913 Webster +PJC] [Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter. [1913 Webster] 3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly. "Overlook this pedigree." --Shak. [1913 Webster] The time and care that are required To overlook and file and polish well. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster] 4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your pigs will die. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to overlook a missing bolt. [1913 Webster +PJC] 6. Hence: To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed). [1913 Webster +PJC] The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. --Acts xvii. 30 (Rev. Ver. ) [1913 Webster] They overlook truth in the judgments they pass. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] The pardoning and overlooking of faults. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

overlooking adj 1: used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom" [syn: commanding, dominating, overlooking]