Superincumbent Su`per*in*cum"bent, a. [L. superincumbens, p. pr. of superincumbere. See {Super-}, and {Incumbent}.] Lying or resting on something else. [1913 Webster]

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  • superincumbent — [so͞o΄pərin kum′bənt] adj. [L superincumbens, prp. of superincumbere: see SUPER & INCUMBENT] 1. a) lying or resting on something else b) brought to bear from above: said of pressure 2. arching over or overhanging superincumbence n …   English World dictionary

  • superincumbent — adjective Etymology: Latin superincumbent , superincumbens, present participle of superincumbere to lie on top of, from super + incumbere to lie down on more at incumbent Date: 1664 lying or resting and usually exerting pressure on something else …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superincumbent — superincumbence, superincumbency, n. superincumbently, adv. /sooh peuhr in kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying or resting on something else. 2. situated above; overhanging. 3. exerted from above, as pressure. [1655 65; < L superincumbent (s. of… …   Universalium

  • superincumbent — adjective Lying or resting on something else. […] alas, on the contrary, what troops and populations of Phantasms, not God Veracities but Devil Falsities, down to the very lowest stratum, which now, by such superincumbent weight of Unveracities,… …   Wiktionary

  • superincumbent — Synonyms and related words: beetle, beetle browed, beetling, bridging, burdensome, cumbersome, cumbrous, demanding, exacting, exigent, greater, grievous, higher, imbricate, impendent, impending, incumbent, jutting, lapping, lowering, lumpish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • superincumbent — [ˌsu:p(ə)rɪn kʌmb(ə)nt] adjective literary lying on something else …   English new terms dictionary

  • superincumbent — su·per·incumbent …   English syllables

  • superincumbent — /supərɪnˈkʌmbənt/ (say soohpuhrin kumbuhnt) adjective 1. lying or resting on something else. 2. situated above; overhanging. 3. exerted from above, as pressure. –superincumbence, superincumbency, noun …  

  • superincumbent —   a. lying on top of; overhanging.    ♦ superincumbence,    ♦ superincumbency, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • superincumbent — adj. lying on something else …   Useful english dictionary

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