Definitions of over

  1. in such a manner as to be understood and accepted; " she cannot get her ideas across"
  2. ( 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
  3. at or to a point across intervening space etc.; " come over and see us some time"; " over there"
  4. throughout an area; " he is known the world over"
  5. ( 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
  6. 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.
  7. Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of; as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
  8. 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.
  9. Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it cost over five dollars.
  10. Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto.
  11. 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.
  12. Also, with verbs of being: At, or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
  13. 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.
  14. From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
  15. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity; superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over.
  16. 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.
  17. At an end; beyond the limit of continuance; completed; finished.
  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.
  19. Outer.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Above; - implying superiority in excellence, dignity, condition, or value; as, the advantages which the Christian world has over the heathen.
  23. Above in authority or station; - implying government, direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.; - opposed to under.
  24. 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.
  25. Upper; covering; higher; superior; also, excessive; too much or too great; - chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over- garment, overlord, overwork, overhaste.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Higher; superior; as, an over- lord.
  29. Above: across: on the surface of: upon the whole surface of: through.
  30. Above: across: from one to another: from one country to another: above in measure: too much: to excess: completely.
  31. Upper: beyond: past.
  32. Above; across; from side to side; more than.
  33. Above; across; on the surface of.
  34. Prefix adding the meaning of above, across, or to excess to the simple word.
  35. From side to side; across.
  36. So as to invert or transpose.
  37. So as to overflow; beyond; completely; excessively.
  38. Once again.
  39. At an end.
  40. Higher than; above; in superiority to; in excess of.
  41. 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.
  42. Past; upper; superior.
  43. From side to side; on the opposite side; from one to another; above the top; more than the quantity assigned; throughout.
  44. 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.
  45. A prefix denoting excess, superiority, or more than enough.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Upper; beyond.
  49. 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.

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
  3. All was over at last. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  4. Can you come over now before you leave?" – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  5. The wu'st on't's over now. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  6. That night's over and done with. – Six Plays by Florence Henrietta Darwin
  7. She said this over and over in her mind. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. Say, Plunkett, he said over the 'phone, This is Sirle. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  9. Why, what has come over the girl? – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  10. So it's all over with me. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  11. Maybe that's a ranch house over there, and we could go in for the night. – The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch by Howard R. Garis
  12. I shall make it over to you. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. " We heard it over here," I answered. – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock
  14. Right over by the wall near the Bishop's! – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  15. " I will take it over myself. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  16. Yes, that's me all over. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  17. " It's all over, Siward," he said. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  18. But I don't need to go over you. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  19. Look over to the right. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  20. That is something else I have got to think over. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan