1. To get
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.
3. To come or pass
over; to spreads over. "And overcome
a summer's cloud." (Shak)
Synonym: To conquer, subdue, vanquish, overpower, overthrow, overturn, defeat, crush, overbear, overwhelm, prostrate, beat, surmount. See Conquer.
Origin: AS. Ofercuman. See Over, Come, and cf. Supervene.
Source: Websters Vocabulary