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"overhead" in British English

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overheadadjective, adverb

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hed/ us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.hed/
above your head, usually in the sky: overhead cables A flock of geese flew overhead. This room needs overhead lighting (= lights in the ceiling).

overheadadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hed/ us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.hed/
relating to the overheads of a business: One way of increasing profit margins is to cut overhead costs.

overheadnoun

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hed/ us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.hed/
  • overhead noun (TEXT/PICTURES)

[C] also overhead transparency a transparent sheet used for showing text or pictures with an overhead projector
  • overhead noun (COSTS)

overheads [plural] UK US overhead [U or C]
the regular and necessary costs, such as rent and heating, that are involved in operating a business: We need to reduce our overheads. Many businesses are moving out of New York because the overheads there are so high.
(Definition of overhead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overhead" in American English

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overheadadjective, adverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌhed/
at a level higher than a person’s head; in the air or the sky above the place where you are: overhead lighting A flock of geese flew overhead.

overheadnoun [U]

us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌhed/
  • overhead noun [U] (EXPENSES)

(Definition of overhead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“overhead” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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