Overthrow vs Defeature - What's the difference?

overthrow | defeature |


As verbs the difference between overthrow and defeature

is that overthrow is to throw down to the ground, to overturn or overthrow can be (intransitive) to throw (something) so that it goes too far while defeature is (lb) to deform.

As nouns the difference between overthrow and defeature

is that overthrow is a removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force or overthrow can be (sports) a throw that goes too far while defeature is defeat, overthrow, ruin or defeature can be disfigurement, defacement, deformation.

overthrow

English

Etymology 1

From .

Verb

  • To throw down to the ground, to overturn.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , John II:
  • And he made a scourge of smale cordes, and drave them all out off the temple, bothe shepe and oxen, and powred doune the changers money, and overthrue their tables.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • His wife overthrew the table.
  • To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  • I hate the current government, but not enough to want to overthrow them.
  • * Dryden
  • When the walls of Thebes he overthrew .
  • * Shakespeare
  • [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
    Derived terms
    * overthrowal

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force.
  • *
  • What then must we do? Why, work night and day, body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race!
    Hypernyms
    * (removal by force) downfall
    Coordinate terms
    * (removal by force) collapse

    Etymology 2

    Verb

  • (intransitive) To throw (something) so that it goes too far.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sports) A throw that goes too far.
  • He overthrew first base, for an error.
  • (cricket) A run scored by the batting side when a fielder throws the ball back to the infield, whence it continues to the opposite outfield.
  • Quotations

    * * (seeCites)

    defeature

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

  • Defeat, overthrow, ruin.
  • Etymology 2

    Verb

    (featur)
  • (lb) To deform.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Disfigurement, defacement, deformation.
  • * (rfdate) , The Comedy of Errors , act ii, scene 1
  • What ruins are in me that can be found, / By him not ruin'd? then is he the ground / of my defeatures .