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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·look v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overlooked p. pr. & vb. n. Overlooking.]
 1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the marketplace. “The pile o'erlooked the town.”
    [Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them.   --Shak.
 2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter.
 3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly. Overlook this pedigree.”
 The time and care that are required
 To overlook and file and polish well.   --Roscommon.
 4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your pigs will die.   --C. Kingsley.
 5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to overlook a missing bolt.
 6. Hence: To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed).
    The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked.   --Acts xvii. 30 (Rev. Ver. )
    They overlook truth in the judgments they pass.   --Atterbury.
    The pardoning and overlooking of faults.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the
            ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the
            countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
            [syn: commanding, dominating]