Overall vs. Overview - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Overall

    An overall, also called overalls, bib-and-brace overalls, or dungarees, is a type of garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working. Some people call an overall a "pair of overalls" by analogy with "pair of trousers". Overalls were originally made of denim (cotton), but they can also be made of corduroy and khaki. Overalls were invented in the 1890s by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis (Levi Strauss & Co.), but they went through an evolution to reach their modern form. Initially only used for protective clothing in work settings, they have become a garment of high fashion as "potential cult items"

Wiktionary

  • Overall (adjective)

    All-encompassing, all around.

  • Overall (adverb)

    Generally; with everything considered.

  • Overall (noun)

    A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.

  • Overall (noun)

    A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.

  • Overview (noun)

    A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.

  • Overview (noun)

    An inspection.

  • Overview (verb)

    To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Overall (adjective)

    taking everything into account

    "the governors and head have overall responsibility for managing the school"

    "the overall effect is impressive"

  • Overall (adverb)

    taken as a whole; in all

    "overall, 10,000 jobs will go"

  • Overall (noun)

    a loose-fitting coat or one-piece garment worn over ordinary clothes for protection against dirt or heavy wear

    "a pair of overalls"

    "men in grubby blue overalls"

  • Overall (noun)

    close-fitting trousers formerly worn as part of an army uniform, now only on ceremonial or formal occasions.

  • Overall (noun)

    dungarees.

Webster Dictionary

  • Overall (adverb)

    Everywhere.

  • Overview (noun)

    An inspection or overlooking.

  • Overview (noun)

    A brief summary of a topic, situation, or plan; an outline or survey{2}.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Overall (noun)

    work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

  • Overall (noun)

    a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

  • Overall (adjective)

    involving only main features;

    "the overall pattern of his life"

  • Overall (adjective)

    including everything;

    "the overall cost"

    "the total amount owed"

  • Overview (noun)

    a general summary of a subject;

    "the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences"

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