Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Overcome (Page: 1022)

O`ver*come" (?), v. t. [imp. Overcame (?); p. p. Overcome; p. pr & vb. n. Overcoming.] [AS. ofercuman. See Over, Come, and cf. Supervene.]

1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle.

This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been. Spenser.

2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.] J. Philips.

3. To come or pass over; to spreads over. [Obs.]

And overcome us like a summer's cloud. Shak.
Syn. -- To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See Conquer.
Overcome (Page: 1022)

O`ver*come", v. i. To gain the superiority; to be victorious. Rev. iii. 21.