(The adjective is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)hed[/t]]. The adverb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)he̱d[/t]].)
You use overhead to indicate that something is above you or above the place that you are talking about.

She turned on the overhead light and looked around the little room.

...people who live under or near overhead cables.

ADV: ADV after v, be ADV
Overhead is also an adverb.

...planes passing overhead... Now there were only the stars overhead.

English dictionary. 2008.

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