—n. a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway.
—v.t. 1. to pass over or traverse (a region, space, etc.): We had overpassed the frontier during the night. 2. to pass beyond (specified limits, bounds, etc.); exceed; overstep; transgress: to overpass the bounds of good judgment. 3. to get over (obstacles, difficulties, etc.); surmount: to overpass the early days of privation and uncertainty. 4. to go beyond, exceed, or surpass: Greed had somehow overpassed humanitarianism. 5. to pass through (time, experiences, etc.): to overpass one's apprenticeship. 6. to overlook; ignore; disregard; omit: We could hardly overpass such grievous faults. The board overpassed him when promotions were awarded.
—v.i. to pass over; pass by: Under the bridge there was the din of cars overpassing.