the (whole) world over

Definition of the (whole) world over

  1. :  everywhere in the world His books have entertained readers the world over.

Word by Word Definitions

wholeplay
  1. :  free of wound or injury :  unhurt

    :  recovered from a wound or injury :  restored

    :  being healed

  1. :  a complete amount or sum :  a number, aggregate, or totality lacking no part, member, or element

    :  something constituting a complex unity :  a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one

  1. :  wholly, entirely

    :  as a complete entity

worldplay
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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