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Meaning & Definition of Overlook in English

English

Overlook

/oʊvərlʊk/

noun

1. A high place affording a good view

    synonym:
  • overlook

verb

1. Look past, fail to notice

    synonym:
  • overlook

2. Be oriented in a certain direction

  • "The house looks out on a tennis court"
  • "The apartment overlooks the hudson"
    synonym:
  • look out on
  • ,
  • look out over
  • ,
  • overlook
  • ,
  • look across

3. Leave undone or leave out

  • "How could i miss that typo?"
  • "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
    synonym:
  • neglect
  • ,
  • pretermit
  • ,
  • omit
  • ,
  • drop
  • ,
  • miss
  • ,
  • leave out
  • ,
  • overlook
  • ,
  • overleap

4. Look down on

  • "The villa dominates the town"
    synonym:
  • dominate
  • ,
  • command
  • ,
  • overlook
  • ,
  • overtop

5. Watch over

  • "I am overlooking her work"
    synonym:
  • overlook

Examples of using

Shouldn't you overlook his indiscretions and forgive him?