Overthrow may refer to:

  • Overthrow, a change in government, often achieved by force or through a coup.
    • The 5th October Overthrow, or Bulldozer Revolution, the events of 2000 that led to the downfall of Slobodan Milošević in the former Yugoslavia.
    • Overthrow of the Hawai'ian Monarchy, the 1893 coup d'état by European and American businessmen that overthrew Queen Lili`uokalani of Hawai'i.
  • Overthrow (book), a book by Stephen Kinzer released in 2006 about the United States's involvement in overthrowing governments.
  • Overthrow (cricket), an extra run scored by a batsman as a result of the ball not being collected by a fielder in the centre, having been thrown in from the outfield.
  • Overthrow (structure), the crowning section of ornamental wrought iron work which forms a decorative crest above a wrought iron gate.
  • Overthrow (comics), a relatively obscure DC Comics supervillain who fought the Blue Beetle.
  • Overthrow (album), an EP by Maryland death metal band, Misery Index.

Famous quotes containing the word overthrow:

    If anybody could overthrow the spoils doctrine and practice, Grant is the man. It has been thought impossible hitherto, but I hope with some confidence that he will win.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    There is something singularly grand and impressive in the sound of a tree falling in a perfectly calm night like this, as if the agencies which overthrow it did not need to be excited, but worked with a subtle, deliberate, and conscious force, like a boa-constrictor, and more effectively then than even in a windy day.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)