Definitions for over-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
above in place or position:
the roof over one's head.
above and to the other side of:
to leap over a wall.
above in authority, rank, power, etc.:
no one over her in the department.
so as to rest on or cover; on or upon:
Throw a sheet over the bed.
on top of:
to hit someone over the head.
here and there on or in; about:
at various places over the country.
through all parts of; all through:
to show someone over the house.
to and fro on or in; across; throughout:
to travel over Europe.
from one side to the other of; to the other side of; across:
to go over a bridge.
on the other side of; across:
lands over the sea.
reaching higher than, so as to submerge:
The water is over his shoulders.
in excess of; more than:
not over five dollars.
above in degree, quantity, etc.:
a big improvement over last year's turnout.
in preference to:
chosen over another applicant.
throughout the length or duration of:
The message was sent over a great distance; over a long period of years.
until after the end of:
to adjourn over the holidays.
in reference to, concerning, or about:
to quarrel over a matter.
while doing or attending to:
to fall asleep over one's work.
via; by means of:
I heard it over the radio.
Category: Radio and Television
(adv.)beyond the top or upper part of something:
a roof that hangs over.
so as to cover or affect the whole surface:
The furniture was covered over with dust.
through a region, area, etc.:
known the world over.
at some distance, as in a direction indicated:
They live over by the hill.
from one side or place to another or across an intervening space:
to sail over; Toss the ball over, will you? Let's walk over to the coffee shop.
across or beyond an edge or rim:
The soup boiled over.
Category: Common Vocabulary
from beginning to end; throughout:
Think it over.
from one person, party, etc., to another:
He made the property over to his brother.
on the other side, as of a sea, a river, or any space:
over in Japan.
so as to displace from an upright position:
to knock over a glass.
so as to put or be in the reversed position:
The dog rolled over.
once more; again:
Do the work over.
in repetition or succession:
20 times over.
in excess or addition:
to pay the full sum and something over.
in excess of or beyond a certain amount:
Five goes into seven once, with two over.
throughout or beyond a period of time:
to stay over till Monday.
(adj.)upper; higher up.
higher in authority, station, etc.
serving or intended as an outer covering; outer (often used in combination):
a gown with an overskirt.
remaining or additional, surplus; extra.
too great; excessive (usu. used in combination):
ended; done; past:
when the war was over.
(n.)an amount in excess or addition; extra.
a shot that strikes or bursts beyond the target.
Cricket. the number of balls, usu. six, delivered between successive changes of bowlers. the part of the game played between such changes.
(v.t.)to go or get over; leap over.
(interj.)(used in radio communications to signify that the sender is awaiting a reply to or acknowledgment of a transmission.)
Category: Common Vocabulary, Radio and Television
Idioms for over:
all over, ended; finished; over with: throughout; everywhere:
The game is all over.
all over the place.
over and above,in addition to; besides.
over and over,many times; repeatedly.
over the hill,past one's prime.
over with,finished; ended; done.
Origin of over:
bef. 900; ME; OE ofer; c. OFris ovir, OHG ubar(i), ON yfir; akin to L super, Gk hypér, Skt upari. See up, hyper-
a prefixal use of over , occurring in various senses in compounds (overboard; overcoat; overhang; overlord; overthrow), and esp. employed, with the senses “over the limit,”“to excess,”“too much,”“too,” to form verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and nouns (overact; overcrowd; overfull; overweight).
Origin of over-:
ME; OE ofer-. See over
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
more than normal or too much
an over-excited crowd; The engine overheated.; overpopulated cities; Don't oversimplify the issue.
above, or higher
Origin: From over-, from ofer-, from ubar-. Cognate with over-, über-, over-, över-. More at over.
Translations for over-
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
too (much), as in overdo .
- ex(ceder-se)Portuguese (BR)
- υπερ-, υπερβολικά (ως α΄ συνθ.)Greek
- demasiado, extra, exceso deSpanish
- sopra-, sovra-Italian
- ...의 한도를 넘어Korean
- بسيار شد ديگرPersian
- ډير شو نور نوPashto
- över[driva], [spela] överSwedish
- abartmak, aşırısına kaçmakTurkish
- 字首Chinese (Trad.)
- 字首Chinese (Simp.)
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