What is Overheads?
Overheads definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
over one’s head; aloft; up in the air or sky, especially near the zenith: There was a cloud overhead.
so as to be completely submerged or deeply involved: to plunge overhead in water; to sink overhead in debt.
situated, operating, or passing above, aloft, or over the head: an overhead sprinkler system.
of or relating to the general cost of running a business: overhead expenses; an overhead charge.
the general, fixed cost of running a business, as rent, lighting, and heating expenses, which cannot be charged or attributed to a specific product or part of the work operation.
Accounting. that part of manufacturing costs for which cost per unit produced is not readily assignable.
(in a hoistway) the distance between the last floor level served and the beam supporting the hoisting sheaves or machinery.
(in racket sports) a stroke in which the ball or shuttlecock is hit with a downward motion from above the head; smash.
an overhead compartment, shelf, etc.: Pillows are in the overhead above each passenger’s seat.
Also called overhead shot. Movies, Television. a shot in which the camera is positioned above the actors, especially directly overhead.
a ceiling light in a room: Turn off the overheads when you leave.
Also called overhead projector. a projector capable of projecting images above and behind the person operating it, thus allowing a lecturer or speaker to remain facing the audience while using it.
Also called overhead projection. a picture or image projected in this manner: a lecture enhanced with overheads.