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6 definitions found
 for overflow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overflow \O`ver*flow"\, v. i.
     1. To run over the bounds.
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     2. To be superabundant; to abound. --Rogers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overflow \O"ver*flow`\, n.
     1. A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation.
        --Bacon.
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     2. That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a
        superabundance. --Shak.
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     3. An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid.
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     Overflow meeting, a meeting constituted of the surplus or
        overflow of another audience.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overflow \O`ver*flow"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overflowed; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Overflowing.] [AS. oferfl?wan. See Over, and
     Flow.]
     1. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other
        fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm.
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              The northern nations overflowed all Christendom.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  overflow
      n 1: a large flow [syn: flood, overflow, outpouring]
      2: the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the
         limit or capacity [syn: overflow, runoff, overspill]
      v 1: flow or run over (a limit or brim) [syn: overflow,
           overrun, well over, run over, brim over]
      2: overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over
         with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger" [syn:
         bubble over, overflow, spill over]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  179 Moby Thesaurus words for "overflow":
     abound, abundance, affluence, alluvion, alluvium,
     ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, avalanche, bonanza,
     bountifulness, bountiousness, bristle with, bumper crop, cascade,
     cataclysm, cataract, cloud of words, congestion, copiousness,
     crawl with, creep with, deluge, diffuseness, diffusion,
     diffusiveness, drown, effusion, effusiveness, engorgement, engulf,
     engulfment, extravagance, exuberance, exuberate, fecundity,
     fertility, fill, flood, flooding, flow, fluency, foison,
     formlessness, full measure, fullness, generosity, generousness,
     glut, great abundance, great plenty, gush, gushing, hyperemia,
     inundate, inundation, know no bounds, landslide, lavishness,
     liberality, liberalness, logorrhea, lots, luxuriance, luxuriate,
     macrology, maximum, more than enough, much, myriad, myriads,
     numerousness, opulence, opulency, outpour, outpouring, overabound,
     overabundance, overbrim, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge,
     overfill, overflowing, overfreight, overfullness, overgrow,
     overkill, overload, overmuch, overplus, overrun, overrunning,
     overspill, overspread, overswarm, overweight, overwhelm, palilogy,
     plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, pleonasm,
     plethora, pour, pour out, pour over, prevalence, prodigality,
     productiveness, productivity, profuseness, profusion, proliferate,
     prolificacy, prolificity, pullulate, quantities, rain, rampancy,
     rankness, redundancy, reiteration, reiterativeness,
     repetition for effect, repetitiveness, repleteness, repletion,
     rich harvest, rich vein, richness, riot, riotousness, run over,
     run riot, satiety, saturation, scads, shower, slop, slosh, spate,
     spill, spill out, spill over, spillage, stream, submerge,
     submersion, substantiality, substantialness, superabound,
     superabundance, superfluity, superflux, supersaturation, surcharge,
     surfeit, surplus, surplusage, swamp, swarm, swarm with, sweep,
     talkativeness, tautology, teem, teem with, teemingness, the Deluge,
     the Flood, tirade, torrent, washout, wealth, well, whelm,
     whelming
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  overflow
  
      The condition that occurs when the result of a
     calculation is too big to store in the intended format.  For
     example, the result of adding one to 255 cannot be represented
     as an unsigned, eight-bit integer.  In a signed integer
     representation, overflow can occur when an integer becomes
     either too positive or too negative.
  
     Overflow can also occur in the exponent of a floating point
     number representation.  The term "{underflow" is sometimes
     used for negative overflow of the exponent.
  
     Ignoring overflow will result in nonsensicle results such as
     255 + 1 = 0.  At the hardware level, the ALU typically
     indicates overflow by setting an overflow flag bit which the
     program can test.  Programming languages will typically
     respond to overflow by raising some kind of signal or other
     error condition to halt normal execution.
  
     Some languages attempt to avoid overflow by providing
     (optional) variable length number representation
     ({multiprecission arithmetic) so that the maximum number
     representable is limited only by the amount of storage
     available.
  
     (2008-05-30)
  

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