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over

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adverb \ˈō-vər\

Simple Definition of over

  • : in an upward and forward direction across something

  • : downward from an upright position

  • : downward to a flat or horizontal position

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of over

  1. 1 a :  across a barrier or intervening space; especially :  across the goal line in football b :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down <wandered too near the cliff and fell over> c :  across the brim <soup boiled over> d :  so as to bring the underside up <turned his cards over> e :  from a vertical to a prone or inclined position <knocked the lamp over> f :  from one person or side to another <hand it over> g :  across <got his point over> h :  to one's home <invite some friends over> i :  on the other side of an intervening space <the next town over> j :  to agreement or concord <won them over>

  2. 2 a (1) :  beyond some quantity, limit, or norm often by a specified amount or to a specified degree <show ran a minute over> (2) :  in an excessive manner :  inordinately b :  till a later time (as the next day) :  overnight <stay over> <sleep over>

  3. 3 a :  above b :  so as to cover the whole surface <windows boarded over>

  4. 4 —used on a two-way radio circuit to indicate that a message is complete and a reply is expected

  5. 5 a :  through <read it over>; also :  in an intensive or comprehensive manner b :  once more :  again <do it over>

Examples of over in a sentence

  1. The wall's too high for us to climb over.

  2. We came to a stream and jumped over.

  3. She leaned over and kissed him.

  4. She knocked over the lamp.

  5. A couple of trees fell over during the storm.

  6. The baby rolled over onto his stomach.



Origin and Etymology of over

Middle English, adverb & preposition, from Old English ofer; akin to Old High German ubar (preposition) above, beyond, over, Latin super, Greek hyper


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

over

preposition

Simple Definition of over

  • : from, to, or at a place that is higher than (someone or something)

  • : on top of (something) : so as to cover (something)

  • : beyond and down from (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of over

  1. 1 —used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another <towered over his mother> <flew over the lake> <rode over the old Roman road>

  2. 2 a —used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person <respected those over him> b —used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference <a big lead over the others> c —used as a function word to indicate one that is overcome, circumvented, or disregarded <passed over the governor's veto>

  3. 3 a :  more than <cost over $5> b :  above 4

  4. 4 a —used as a function word to indicate position upon or movement down upon <laid a blanket over the child> <hit him over the head> b (1) :  all through or throughout <showed me over the house> <went over his notes> (2) —used as a function word connecting one mathematical set and another whose elements are coefficients or values of parameters used to form elements of the first set <polynomials over the field of real numbers> c —used as a function word to indicate a particular medium or channel of communication <over the radio>

  5. 5 —used as a function word to indicate position on or motion to the other side or beyond <lives over the way> <fell over the edge>

  6. 6 a :  throughout, during <over the past 25 years> b :  until the end of <stay over Sunday>

  7. 7 a —used as a function word to indicate an object of solicitude, interest, consideration, or reference <the Lord watches over his own> b —used as a function word to indicate the object of an expressed or implied occupation, activity, or concern <trouble over money> <met with advisers over lunch>

Examples of over in a sentence

  1. The sun's coming up over the mountain.

  2. She looked at him over the top of her glasses.

  3. Their balcony looks out over the city.

  4. He looked over the fence.

  5. A plane was flying low over the trees.

  6. The meat was cooked over an open fire.

  7. She slung the bag over her shoulder.

  8. His hat was pulled low over his eyes.

  9. Throw the rocks over the side of the boat.

  10. He fell over the cliff's edge.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of over

before 12th century


3

over

adjective

Simple Definition of over

  • : having reached the end

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of over

  1. 1 a :  upper, higher b :  outer, covering c :  excessive <over imagination>

  2. 2 a :  not used up :  remaining <something over to provide for unusual requirements — J. A. Todd> b :  having or showing an excess or surplus

  3. 3 :  being at an end <the day is over>

  4. 4 :  fried on both sides <ordered two eggs over>

over easy

  1. :  fried on one side then turned and fried lightly on the other side <eggs over easy>

Examples of over in a sentence

  1. When is this class over?

  2. And before we knew it, the storm was over.

  3. When it's over, it's over. You don't get a second chance.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of over

before 12th century


4

over

verb

Definition of over

overed

overing

play \ˈō-və-riŋ, ˈōv-riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to leap over



1837

First Known Use of over

1837

Rhymes with over

clover, Dover, drover, rover, stover, trover


over-

prefix

Simple Definition of over-

  • : too much or too great

  • : so as to be better or beyond

  • : very or extremely

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of over-

  1. 1 :  so as to exceed or surpass <overachieve>

  2. 2 :  excessive <overstimulation>

  3. 3 :  to an excessive degree <overthin>

  1. overabstract

  2. overabundance

  3. overabundant

  4. overaccentuate

  5. overadjustment

  6. overadvertise

  7. overaggressive

  8. overalert

  9. overambitious

  10. overambitiousness

  11. overamplified

  12. overanalysis

  13. overanalytical

  14. overanalyze

  15. overanxiety

  16. overanxious

  17. overapplication

  18. overarousal

  19. overarrange

  20. overarticulate

  21. overassert

  22. overassertion

  23. overassertive

  24. overassessment

  25. overattention

  26. overbake

  27. overbeat

  28. overbejeweled

  29. overbill

  30. overbleach

  31. overboil

  32. overbold

  33. overborrow

  34. overbreathing

  35. overbrief

  36. overbright

  37. overbroad

  38. overbrowse

  39. overbrutal

  40. overburn

  41. overbusy

  42. overcareful

  43. overcaution

  44. overcautious

  45. overcentralization

  46. overcentralize

  47. overchill

  48. overcivilized

  49. overclaim

  50. overclassification

  51. overclassify

  52. overclean

  53. overclear

  54. overcoach

  55. overcommercialization

  56. overcommercialize

  57. overcommunicate

  58. overcommunication

  59. overcomplex

  60. overcompliance

  61. overcomplicate

  62. overcomplicated

  63. overcompress

  64. overconcentration

  65. overconcern

  66. overconcerned

  67. overconfidence

  68. overconfident

  69. overconfidently

  70. overconscientious

  71. overconscious

  72. overconservative

  73. overconstruct

  74. overconsume

  75. overconsumption

  76. overcontrol

  77. overcook

  78. overcool

  79. overcorrect

  80. overcount

  81. overcredulous

  82. overcritical

  83. overcultivation

  84. overcure

  85. overdecorate

  86. overdecoration

  87. overdemanding

  88. overdependence

  89. overdependent

  90. overdifferentiation

  91. overdirect

  92. overdiscount

  93. overdiversity

  94. overdocument

  95. overdramatic

  96. overdramatize

  97. overdrink

  98. overdry

  99. overeager

  100. overeagerness

  101. overearnest

  102. overedit

  103. overeducate

  104. overeducated

  105. overeducation

  106. overelaborate

  107. overelaboration

  108. overembellish

  109. overemote

  110. overemotional

  111. overemphasis

  112. overemphasize

  113. overemphatic

  114. overenamored

  115. overencourage

  116. overenergetic

  117. overengineer

  118. overenrolled

  119. overentertained

  120. overenthusiasm

  121. overenthusiastic

  122. overequipped

  123. overestimate

  124. overestimation

  125. overevaluation

  126. overexaggerate

  127. overexaggeration

  128. overexcite

  129. overexcited

  130. overexercise

  131. overexert

  132. overexertion

  133. overexpand

  134. overexpansion

  135. overexpectation

  136. overexplain

  137. overexplicit

  138. overexploit

  139. overexploitation

  140. overextraction

  141. overextrapolation

  142. overextravagant

  143. overexuberant

  144. overfacile

  145. overfamiliar

  146. overfamiliarity

  147. overfastidious

  148. overfat

  149. overfavor

  150. overfertilization

  151. overfertilize

  152. overfocus

  153. overfond

  154. overfulfill

  155. overfund

  156. overfussy

  157. overgeneralization

  158. overgeneralize

  159. overgenerosity

  160. overgenerous

  161. overgenerously

  162. overglamorize

  163. overgovern

  164. overhandle

  165. overharvest

  166. overhasty

  167. overhomogenize

  168. overhunt

  169. overhunting

  170. overhype

  171. overidealize

  172. overidentification

  173. overidentify

  174. overimaginative

  175. overimpress

  176. overindebtedness

  177. overindulge

  178. overindulgence

  179. overindulgent

  180. overindustrialize

  181. overinflate

  182. overinflated

  183. overinflation

  184. overinform

  185. overinformed

  186. overingenious

  187. overingenuity

  188. overinsistent

  189. overintellectualization

  190. overintellectualize

  191. overintense

  192. overintensity

  193. overinterpretation

  194. overinvestment

  195. overlabor

  196. overlabored

  197. overladen

  198. overlarge

  199. overlavish

  200. overlend

  201. overlength

  202. overlengthen

  203. overlight

  204. overliteral

  205. overliterary

  206. overload

  207. overlong

  208. overloud

  209. overlush

  210. overmanage

  211. overmannered

  212. overmature

  213. overmaturity

  214. overmedicate

  215. overmedication

  216. overmighty

  217. overmilk

  218. overmine

  219. overmix

  220. overmodest

  221. overmodestly

  222. overmuscled

  223. overnice

  224. overnourish

  225. overnutrition

  226. overobvious

  227. overoperate

  228. overopinionated

  229. overoptimism

  230. overoptimist

  231. overoptimistic

  232. overoptimistically

  233. overorchestrate

  234. overorganize

  235. overorganized

  236. overornament

  237. overpackage

  238. overparticular

  239. overpay

  240. overpayment

  241. overpedal

  242. overpeople

  243. overplan

  244. overplant

  245. overplot

  246. overpotent

  247. overpraise

  248. overprecise

  249. overprescribe

  250. overprescription

  251. overprivileged

  252. overprize

  253. overprocess

  254. overproduce

  255. overproduction

  256. overprogram

  257. overpromise

  258. overpromote

  259. overprotect

  260. overprotection

  261. overprotective

  262. overprotectiveness

  263. overpump

  264. overreact

  265. overreaction

  266. overrefined

  267. overrefinement

  268. overregulate

  269. overregulation

  270. overreliance

  271. overreport

  272. overrespond

  273. overrich

  274. overrigid

  275. oversalt

  276. oversanguine

  277. oversaturate

  278. oversaturation

  279. oversauce

  280. overscrupulous

  281. oversecretion

  282. oversensitive

  283. oversensitiveness

  284. oversensitivity

  285. overserious

  286. overseriously

  287. overservice

  288. oversimplistic

  289. oversmoke

  290. oversolicitous

  291. oversophisticated

  292. overspecialization

  293. overspecialize

  294. overspeculate

  295. overspeculation

  296. overstability

  297. overstaff

  298. overstimulate

  299. overstimulation

  300. overstock

  301. overstrain

  302. overstress

  303. overstretch

  304. overstructured

  305. oversubtle

  306. oversuds

  307. oversupply

  308. oversuspicious

  309. oversweet

  310. oversweeten

  311. oversweetness

  312. overswing

  313. overtalk

  314. overtalkative

  315. overtax

  316. overtaxation

  317. overthin

  318. overthink

  319. overtighten

  320. overtip

  321. overtired

  322. overtrain

  323. overtreat

  324. overtreatment

  325. overuse

  326. overutilization

  327. overutilize

  328. overviolent

  329. overvivid

  330. overwater

  331. overweary

  332. overwind

  333. overwithhold

  334. overzealous

  335. overzealousness



OVER Defined for Kids

1

over

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adverb \ˈō-vər\

Definition of over for Students

  1. 1 :  across a barrier or space <Just climb over.> <Can you move over?>

  2. 2 :  in a direction down or forward and down <It fell over.>

  3. 3 :  across the brim <The soup boiled over.>

  4. 4 :  so as to bring the underside up <Turn the cards over.>

  5. 5 :  from one person or side to another <Hand it over.>

  6. 6 :  to someone's home <I asked them over.>

  7. 7 :  beyond a limit <The show ran a minute over.>

  8. 8 :  more than needed <She has food left over.>

  9. 9 :  once more :  again <Please do it over.>

  10. 10 :  1overnight 1 <Can I sleep over?>

over and over

  1. :  many times




2

over

play
preposition

Definition of over for Students

  1. 1 :  above in place :  higher than <He towered over us.>

  2. 2 :  above in power or value <I respect those over me.>

  3. 3 :  in front of <We have a big lead over the others.>

  4. 4 :  more than <It costs over five dollars.>

  5. 5 :  down upon <He hit me over the head.>

  6. 6 :  all through or throughout <“… our dad gets to travel all over the country …” — Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy>

  7. 7 :  on or along the surface of <Glide over the ice.>

  8. 8 :  on or to the other side of :  across <Jump over the puddle.>

  9. 9 :  down from the top or edge of <He fell over the edge.>

  10. 10 :  having to do with <They are still arguing over it.>




3

over

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adjective

Definition of over for Students

  1. 1 :  being more than needed or expected <The balance was three dollars over.>

  2. 2 :  brought or come to an end <Those days are over.>




over-

prefix \ˈō-vər, ˌō-vər\

Definition of over- for Students

  1. :  more than usual, normal, or proper <overload> <oversize>




Law Dictionary

over

adjective

Legal Definition of over

  1. :  based on the termination or failure of a prior estate <a limitation over> — see also gift over at gift





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