—v.t. 1. to fly over (a specified area, territory, country, etc.): The plane lost its way and overflew foreign territory. 2. to fly farther than or beyond; overshoot.
3. to fly over or past instead of making a scheduled stop: to overfly Philadelphia because of bad weather.
—v.i. to fly over a particular territory, country, etc.: The plane approached the border but never overflew.