[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəlˈʊkɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌɫʊkɪŋ/ ]
  1. used of a height or viewpoint
    the balcony overlooking the ballroom
    a commanding view of the ocean
    looked up at the castle dominating the countryside
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How To Use overlooking In A Sentence

  • Bear in mind any houses overlooking your stables as you do not want to give neighbours cause for complaint. Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring
  • First he was writing, then he was hiking, then he went to Argentina to clear his head and drive along the coast (a two mile narrow strip overlooking the intercoastal waterway, hardly scenic). Sanford visiting family in Sullivan's Island
  • ‘There were seven misquotes, 32 errors of fact,’ he says, overlooking his own book's refreshingly loose association with accepted English grammar and punctuation.
  • The master bedroom has built in wardrobes surrounding the bedhead, two windows overlooking the front garden and an en suite bathroom.
  • It has a large reception room with huge windows overlooking the garden. Times, Sunday Times
  • As well as standard doubles, the hotel has well-equipped suites overlooking the golf course, each with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room.
  • The villa is a former flax mill with a fantastic vantage point overlooking the town's medieval castle. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rain stopped as soon as we had positioned ourselves in the doors and windows overlooking the lawn and the porch.
  • Eventually he sequestered himself in a tower on Mt. Soledad, overlooking La Jolla, and wrote book after book after book.
  • A four-poster bed was crammed by a window overlooking an office block. Times, Sunday Times
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