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Definition 1: a high place affording a good view - [noun denoting location]

(overlook is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

Definition 2: leave undone or leave out - [verb of cognition]

Samples where overlook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How could I miss that typo?
  • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Synonyms for overlook in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of overlook ) forget to do something

"Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"

(... is a kind of overlook ) bypass

"He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"

Definition 3: watch over - [verb of perception]

Samples where overlook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am overlooking her work

(overlook is a kind of ...) look over carefully or inspect

"He surveyed his new classmates"

Definition 4: look past, fail to notice - [verb of perception]

(overlook is a kind of ...) fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind

"I missed that remark" "She missed his point" "We lost part of what he said"

Definition 5: look down on - [verb of stative]

Samples where overlook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The villa dominates the town

Synonyms for overlook in the sense of this definition

(overlook is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

(... is a kind of overlook ) make appear small by comparison

"This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

Definition 6: be oriented in a certain direction - [verb of stative]

Samples where overlook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The house looks out on a tennis court
  • The apartment overlooks the Hudson

Synonyms for overlook in the sense of this definition

(overlook is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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