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Over meaning

over - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of; as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it cost over five dollars.
  5. 5. Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Also, with verbs of being: At, or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
  10. 10. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity; superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. At an end; beyond the limit of continuance; completed; finished.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Above; - implying superiority in excellence, dignity, condition, or value; as, the advantages which the Christian world has over the heathen.
  16. 16. Above in authority or station; - implying government, direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.; - opposed to under.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Upper; covering; higher; superior; also, excessive; too much or too great; - chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over- garment, overlord, overwork, overhaste.
  19. 19. Above; across; from side to side; more than.
  20. 20. Above; across; on the surface of.
  21. 21. Prefix adding the meaning of above, across, or to excess to the simple word.

over - examples of usage

  1. It's all over, Katharine. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Over here to the right. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I know you will, when you get time to think it over. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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