O´ver   Pronunciation: ō´vẽr
prep.1.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.
The mercy seat that is over the testimony.
- Ex. xxx. 6.
2.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.
Certain lakes . . . poison birds which fly over them.
- Bacon.
3.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.
4.Above; - implying superiority in excellence, dignity, condition, or value; as, the advantages which the Christian world has over the heathen.
5.Above in authority or station; - implying government, direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.; - opposed to under.
Thou shalt be over my house.
- Gen. xli. 40.
I will make thee rules over many things.
- Matt. xxv. 23.
Dost thou not watch over my sin ?
- Job xiv. 16.
His tender mercies are over all his works.
- Ps. cxlv. 9.
6.Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of; as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
7.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.
8.Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it cost over five dollars.
9.Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto.
Over all
(Her.) placed over or upon other bearings, and therefore hinding them in part; - said of a charge.
Over one's head
beyond one's depth; completely; wholly; hopelessly; as, over head and ears in debt.
head over heels
a - completely; intensely; as, head over heels in love.
b - in a tumbling manner; as, to fall head over heels down the stairs.
c - precipitously and without forethought; impulsively.
Over the left
See under Left.
To run over
(Mach.) to have rotation in such direction that the crank pin traverses the upper, or front, half of its path in the forward, or outward, stroke; - said of a crank which drives, or is driven by, a reciprocating piece.
adv.1.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.
2.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.
3.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.
4.From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
Good measure, pressed down . . . and running over.
- Luke vi. 38.
5.Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity; superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over.
He that gathered much had nothing over.
- Ex. xvi. 18.
6.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.
7.Completed; at an end; beyond the limit of continuance; finished; as, when will the play be over?.
All over
a - Over the whole; upon all parts; completely; as, he is spatterd with mud all over.
b - Wholly over; at an end; as, it is all over with him.
Over again
once more; with repetition; afresh; anew.
Over against
opposite; in front.
- Dryden.
Over and above
in a manner, or degree, beyond what is supposed, defined, or usual; besides; in addition; as, not over and above well.
- Addison.
Over and over
repeatedly; again and again.
- L' Estrange.
To boil over
See under Boil, v. i.
To come it over
See under Come, Do, Give, etc.
To throw over
to abandon; to betray. Cf. To throw overboard, under Overboard.
a.1.Upper; covering; higher; superior; - chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over-garment, overlord.
2.Excessive; too much or too great; - chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhaste, overreaction.
adv.1.Excessively; too much or too greatly; - chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhasty, overeager, overanxious, overreact, overcook.
n.1.(Cricket) 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.
Noun1.over - (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
Adj.1.over - having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"
Adv.1.over - at or to a point across intervening space etc.; "come over and see us some time"; "over there"
2.over - throughout an area; "he is known the world over"
3.over - in such a manner as to be understood and accepted; "she cannot get her ideas across"
Synonyms: across
4.over - throughout a period of time; "stay over the weekend"
Synonyms: o'er
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