o'er

1 of 2

adverb

: over

o'er

2 of 2

preposition

: 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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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

1592, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of o'er was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“O'er.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/o%27er. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

o'er

adverb or preposition
ˈō(ə)r,
ˈȯ(ə)r
: over
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