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over meaning

[ 'əuvə ] Pronunciation:   "over" in a sentence
  • Preposition: over  owvu(r)
    1. At a higher position than
      "the picture over radiator"; "the light over the table"
      - above 
    2. On top of and covering
      "the cloth over the butter"; "put the hood over your head" 
    3. In the whole extent of; everywhere
      "climate change will be a problem over the world"
      - throughout, all over, all around, across
    Adverb: over  owvu(r)
    1. At or to a point across intervening space etc.
      "come over and see us some time"; "over there" 
    2. Throughout an area
      "he is known the world over" 
    3. Throughout a period of time
      "stay over the weekend"
      - o'er 
    4. Beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position
      "a roof that hangs over" 
    5. Over the entire area
      "the wallpaper was covered all over with flowers"; "she ached all over"; "everything was dusted over with a fine layer of soot"
      - all over
    Adjective: over  owvu(r)
    1. Having come or been brought to a conclusion
      "the affair is over, ended, finished"
      - complete, concluded, ended, all over, terminated
    Noun: over  owvu(r)
    1. (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
    Prefix: over-
    1. Above, beyond, excessively
      - hyper-, super-, ultra-

    Derived forms: overs

    See also: finished

    Type of: division, part, section

    Part of: period of play, play, playing period

    Encyclopedia: Over, Cheshire Over, Cambridgeshire Over Over, Under, Sideways, Down Over, South Gloucestershire Over, Gloucestershire


  • [American slang]
    finished; concluded. (Typically: be ~; get ~.)
      I hope this thing gets over with pretty soon.
      When will the lecture get over?

  • [Defence]
    oversize cargo
  • be over:    [American slang]v. ...
  • over with:    [American idiom]fi ...
  • over-:     /ō-vər-/  &n ...

Examples

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  1. his perception really knocked me over.
  2. his glance ranged over the orderly rows.
  3. a deadly coldness stole over me.
  4. time zipped by and the year was soon over.
  5. do n't lose your temper over such a trifle ..

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