1. To view from a higher place; applied to persons; as, to stand on a hill and overlook a city.
2. To stand in a more elevated place, or to rise so high as to afford the means of looking down on; applied to things. The tower overlooked the town.
3. To See a higher position; as, to overlook a paper when one is writing.
4. To view fully; to peruse.
5. To inspect; to superintend; to oversee; implying care and watchfulness.
He was present in person to overlook the magistrates.
6. To review; to examine a second time or with care.
The time and care that are required to overlook, and file and polish well.
7. To pass by indulgently; to excuse; not to punish or censure; as, to overlook faults.
8. To neglect; to slight.
They overlook truth in the judgment they pass on adversity and prosperity.