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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb O`ver*come"
  1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle."This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been." [Spenser.]
  2. To overflow; to surcharge.(Obs)
  3. To come or pass over; to spread over.(Obs)"And overcome us like a summer's cloud." [Shak.]
    synonyms: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See Conquer.

Etymology: AS. ofercuman. See Over Come, and cf. Supervene

verb O`ver*come"
To gain the superiority; to be victorious.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
  2. Win a victory over ("You must overcome all difficulties")
  3. Get on top of; deal with successfully
  4. Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

From Middle English overcomen, from Old English ofercuman (“to overcome, subdue, compel, conquer, obtain, attain, reach, overtake”), corresponding to over- +‎ come. Cognate with Dutch overkomen (“to overcome”), German überkommen (“to overcome”), Danish overkomme (“to overcome”), Swedish överkomma (“to overcome”).

Fun Facts about the name Overcome

  • How unique is the name Overcome? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Overcome was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Overcome: Your name in reverse order is Emocrevo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Remocveo. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Overcome born Aug 3, 1980

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 750. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.