including all the things or people that are involved in a particular situation; general
the person with overall responsibility for the project
There will be winners in each of three age groups, and one overall winner .
an overall improvement in standards of living (= affecting everyone)
When she finished painting, she stepped back to admire the overall effect .
including everything or everyone; in total
The company will invest $1.6m overall in new equipment.
generally; when you consider everything
Overall, this is a very useful book.
a loose coat worn over other clothes to protect them from dirt, etc.
The lab assistant was wearing a white overall.
a loose piece of clothing like a shirt and trousers/pants in one piece, made of heavy cloth and usually worn over other clothing by workers doing dirty work
The mechanic was wearing a pair of blue overalls.