o´ver|rid´ing|ly

o|ver|ride «OH vuhr RYD», verb, -rode, -rid|den, -rid|ing, noun.
–v.t.
1. to act in spite of: »

to override advice or objections.

2. Figurative. a) to prevail over; set aside: »

The new rule overrides all previous ones. The chairman's veto was overridden by the committee.

b) to ride over; trample on: »

overriding another's happiness in pursuit of your own (George W. Cable).

3. to ride over or across (as a region or place).
4. to tire out (a horse) by riding; ride too much.
5. to pass or extend over; overlap, as the pieces of a fractured bone or ice floes forced against each other.
–n.
1. a commission paid to a sales manager, in addition to his basic wage, based on the total sales in his territory.
2. a device for taking over temporarily the operation of an automatic control: »

a manual override.

3. the act of overriding: »

There had been only two successful overrides of a governor's veto (Atlantic).

[Old English oferrīdan]
o´ver|rid´ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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