Synonyms for overhead


1. operating expense, operating cost, overhead, budget items, expense, disbursal, disbursement
usage: the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
2. command processing overhead time, command processing overhead, command overhead, overhead, processing time
usage: (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
3. disk overhead, overhead, disk space, disc space
usage: (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
4. viewgraph, overhead, foil, transparency
usage: a transparency for use with an overhead projector
5. overhead, ceiling
usage: (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
6. overhead, smash, return
usage: a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head


1. overhead (vs. surface) (vs. subsurface)
usage: located or originating from above; "an overhead crossing"


1. overhead
usage: above your head; in the sky; "planes were flying overhead"
2. overhead
usage: above the head; over the head; "bring the legs together overhead"
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