overflow

(redirected from overflows)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
References in classic literature ?
A hatful of rain makes high water in the Neckar, and a basketful produces an overflow.
When Rowena had at last done all her duty by the people in the parlor, she went upstairs to satisfy the longings of an overflow meeting there, for the parlor was not big enough to hold all the comers.
I passed the river within two days' journey of its head, near a wide plain, which is entirely laid under water when it begins to overflow the banks.
For answer, she let the tears on her lids overflow and run slowly downward.
and who, understanding no other language beheld with surprise the King of Thunes's ill-humor overflow upon him.
This log-cabin had a loft, where we boys slept, and in the loft were stored in barrels the books that had now begun to overflow the bookcase.
But it might have been foreseen that the rising tide of thought and feeling, on the strength of which they too are borne upward, would sometimes overflow barriers.
To 'the woods that belt the gray hillside'--ay, and overflow beyond it into many a valley purple-folded in immemorial peace," answered Uncle Blair.
There is the feeling that one is completely out of hand, with the very distinct consciousness of an endless number of fine thrills and quiverings to the very toes;--there is a depth of happiness in which the painfullest and gloomiest do not operate as antitheses, but as conditioned, as demanded in the sense of necessary shades of colour in such an overflow of light.
The goal of this project is to provide the public with information on overflows from the Commission s combined sewers.
The tub can no longer hold the water running into it, so the water overflows onto the floor and surrounding area.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice recently announced that the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sewer system and pay a $2.