o'er

adverb
\ ˈȯr How to pronounce o'er (audio) \

Definition of o'er

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: over

Definition of o'er (Entry 2 of 2)

: over

Examples of o'er in a Sentence

Adverb when the night is o'er
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb These are the ramparts watched o'er by Francis Scott Key in 1814, inspiring the poem that became our national anthem. Jill Gerston, ELLE Decor, 19 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of o'er

Adverb

1592, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

1593, in the meaning defined above

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“O'er.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/o%27er. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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o'er

adverb or preposition
\ ˈȯr How to pronounce o'er (audio) \

Kids Definition of o'er

: over They sailed o'er the ocean.

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