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Etymology 1

over- + head

Adjective

overhead (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
overhead

Comparative
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  1. located above, especially over the head
    Place your luggage in the overhead bins.
  2. (business, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) of, or relating to the operating expenses of a business
    They tried to reduce overhead costs.

Noun

Singular
overhead

Plural
s

overhead (s)
  1. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The expense of a business not directly assigned to goods or services provided.
  2. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The items or classes of expense not directly assigned to goods or services provided.
  3. (uncountable) Any cost or expenditure (monetary, time, effort or otherwise) incurred in a project or activity, which does not directly contribute to the progress or outcome of the project or activity.
  4. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Wasted money.

Adverb

overhead (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
overhead

Comparative
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  1. above one's head;in the sky
    Birds flying overhead.

Etymology 2

Back-formation from overhead projector.

Noun

Singular
overhead

Plural
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overhead ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) An overhead projector.
  2. (countable) A sheet of transparent material with an image used with an overhead projector; an overhead transparency.

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