Pronunciation: ( —v.ō"vur-look'; —n.ō'vur-look"),[key] —v.t. 1. to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word. 2. to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct: Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior. 3. to look over, as from a higher position: a balcony that overlooks the ballroom. 4. to afford a view over; look down or out upon: a hill overlooking the sea. 5. to rise above: The Washington Monument overlooks the tidal basin. 6. to excuse; pardon: a minor infraction we can overlook this time. 7. to look over in inspection, examination, or perusal: They allowed us to overlook the proposed contract. 8. to look after, oversee, or supervise: She has to overlook a large number of employees. 9. Archaic.to look upon with the evil eye; bewitch.
—n. terrain, as on a cliff, that affords an attractive vista or a good view: Miles of landscape could be seen from the overlook.