Overpass vs. Flyover

By Jaxson

  • Overpass

    An overpass (called an overbridge in the United Kingdom and Australia, and a flyover in the United Kingdom as well as some other Commonwealth countries) is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway. An overpass and underpass together form a grade separation. Stack interchanges are made up of many overpasses.

  • Overpass (noun)

    A section of a crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.

    “The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.”

  • Overpass (verb)

    To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.

    “Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.”

  • Overpass (verb)

    To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.

    “Marshall was really overpassing his authority when he ordered the security guards to fire their tasers at the trespassers.”

    “The precocious student had really overpassed her peers, and was reading books written for children several years older.”

  • Overpass (verb)

    To disregard, skip, or miss something.

    “”Don’t overpass those cheeses; they’re really quite excellent!” gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.”

  • Flyover (noun)

    A low-level flight, especially of military aircraft, of a ceremonial nature; a flypast British

  • Flyover (noun)

    A road or railway that passes over another, allowing routes to cross without interruption.

  • Flyover (noun)

    A high-level overpass built above main overpass lanes


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