Override vs Overthrow - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between override and overthrow
is that override
is to ride across or beyond something while overthrow
is to throw down to the ground, to overturn or overthrow
can be (intransitive) to throw (something) so that it goes too far.
As nouns the difference between override and overthrow
is that override
is a mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control while 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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To ride across or beyond something.
To ride a horse too hard.
To counteract the normal operation of something.
- The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law .
(programming, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
- The needs of the windmill must override everything else, he said.
- How the cat runs is defined in the method
run() of the class
Cat, which overrides the same method with the same signature of superclass called
* The form overrode is sometimes used as a past participle, in place of the standard overridden.
* (programming) overload
A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.
A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.
To throw down to the ground, to overturn.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , John II:
* Jeremy Taylor
- 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.
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
- His wife overthrew the table.
- I hate the current government, but not enough to want to overthrow them.
- When the walls of Thebes he overthrew .
- [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
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!
* (removal by force) downfall
* (removal by force) collapse
(intransitive) To throw (something) so that it goes too far.
(sports) A throw that goes too far.
(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.
- He overthrew first base, for an error.