Meaning of override
Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-rīd'n.ō'vur-rīd"), [key]
— v., n. -rode, -rid•den, -rid•ing,
- to prevail or have dominance over; have final authority or say over; overrule: to override one's advisers.
- to disregard, set aside, or nullify; countermand: to override the board's veto.
- to take precedence over; preempt or supersede: to override any other considerations.
- to extend beyond or spread over; overlap.
- to modify or suspend the ordinary functioning of; alter the normal operation of.
- to ride over or across.
- to ride past or beyond.
- to trample or crush; ride down.
- to ride (a horse) too much.
- to ride too closely behind (the hounds).
- a commission on sales or profits, esp. one paid at the executive or managerial level.
- budgetary or expense increase; exceeding of an estimate: work stoppage because of cost overrides.
- an ability or allowance to correct, change, supplement, or suspend the operation of an otherwise automatic mechanism, system, etc.
- an auxiliary device for such modification, as a special manual control.
- an act of nullifying, canceling, or setting aside: a Congressional override of the President's veto.
- something that is a dominant or major facet of a program or series, esp. something that serves as a unifying theme: an entertainment series with a historical override.
- override (Thesaurus)