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Definitions of over

  1. Upon the surface of, or the whole surface of; hither and thither upon; throughout the whole extent of; as, to wander over the earth; to walk over a field, or over a city. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of; as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Above the perpendicular height or length of, with an idea of measurement; as, the water, or the depth of water, was over his head, over his shoes. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it cost over five dollars. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Above, or higher than, in place or position, with the idea of covering; - opposed to under; as, clouds are over our heads; the smoke rises over the city. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Across; from side to side of; - implying a passing or moving, either above the substance or thing, or on the surface of it; as, a dog leaps over a stream or a table. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Above; - implying superiority in excellence, dignity, condition, or value; as, the advantages which the Christian world has over the heathen. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Above in authority or station; - implying government, direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.; - opposed to under. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. In higher position, authority, dignity, excellence, or value than; above; upon; as, to carry a shawl over one's arm; across; as, to jump over a ditch; more than; as, he spent over ten dollars; throughout; as, to stay over the week-end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Above: across: on the surface of: upon the whole surface of: through. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Above; across; on the surface of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Higher than; above; in superiority to; in excess of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Across. In a large number of self explaining compounds, over adds the general meaning of "too," "too much," etc.; as, over anxiety, overact, overburden, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. From side to side of; above in place, excellence, dignity, value, or authority; opposed to under; through the whole extent of; upon; all through; covering; upwards of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Above; opposed to below; above in authority; across, as he leapt over the brook; through or diffusely, as all the world over; covering or immersing; often contracted into oer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. (cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England; 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. A certain number of balls (usually four) delivered successively from behind one wicket, after which the ball is bowled from behind the other wicket as many times, the fielders changing places. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. at or to a point across intervening space etc.; "come over and see us some time"; "over there" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. throughout an area; "he is known the world over" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Also, with verbs of being: At, or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock of goods; a dress covered over with jewels. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. From inside to outside, above or across the brim. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity; superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top; as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. At an end; beyond the limit of continuance; completed; finished. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space or barrier; - used with verbs of motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the money; to go over to the enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. From beginning to end: as, to talk the matter over; from one to another; as, to make over property; from one side to the other; as, to go over to the enemy; in excess; as, all that is left over; so as to bring the opposite side up; as, to turn a coin over; so as to be upright no longer; as, to topple over; from end to end; throughout; as, a landscape dotted over with trees; once again; as, I will do it over; across the brim; as, the kettle boiled over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Above: across: from one to another: from one country to another: above in measure: too much: to excess: completely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. From side to side; across. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. So as to invert or transpose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. So as to overflow; beyond; completely; excessively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Once again. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. At an end. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. From side to side; on the opposite side; from one to another; above the top; more than the quantity assigned; throughout. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. More than the quantity; beyond a limit; from one to another; from a country beyond the sea; on the surface; past, as the winter is over; completely; in a great degree, as over-difficult. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. (cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England but 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. Outer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Upper; covering; higher; superior; also, excessive; too much or too great; - chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over-garment, overlord, overwork, overhaste. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Higher; superior; as, an over-lord. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Upper: beyond: past. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. Above; across; from side to side; more than. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. Prefix adding the meaning of above, across, or to excess to the simple word. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. Past; upper; superior. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. A prefix denoting excess, superiority, or more than enough. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. Upper; beyond. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. Prefix, meaning above; beyond; too much; to excess. Note.-Over, as a prefix, is not usually separated by a hyphen; the words with the prefix over, keeping in mind the sense of the prefix, are mostly self-explanatory, accordingly, it has not been thought necessary to enter every possible compound having the prefix over, though it is hoped that no one in common use has been omitted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for over

  1. But something came over him. – The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw
  2. My call was over – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
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