What does over mean?

Definitions for over
ˈoʊ vərover

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word over.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. over(adj)

    (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

  2. complete, concluded, ended, over(p), all over, terminated(adverb)

    having come or been brought to a conclusion

    "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"

  3. over(adverb)

    at or to a point across intervening space etc.

    "come over and see us some time"; "over there"

  4. over(adverb)

    throughout an area

    "he is known the world over"

  5. over, o'er(adverb)

    throughout a period of time

    "stay over the weekend"

  6. over(adverb)

    beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position

    "a roof that hangs over";

  7. all over, over(adverb)

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Over(a.)

    Excessive; too much or too great; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhaste, overreaction.

  2. over(adv.)

    Excessively; too much or too greatly; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhasty, overeager, overanxious, overreact, overcook.

Wiktionary

  1. over(Noun)

    A set of six legal balls bowled.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  2. over(Noun)

    Any surplus amount of money, goods delivered, etc.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  3. over(Adverb)

    Again; another time; once more.

    I lost my paper and I had to do the entire assignment over.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  4. over(Adverb)

    Thoroughly; completely; from beginning to end.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  5. over(Adverb)

    From an upright position to being horizontal.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  6. over(Adverb)

    Horizontally; left to right or right to left.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  7. over(Adverb)

    Overnight .

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  8. over(Adjective)

    Finished; ended or concluded.

    The show is over.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  9. over(Adjective)

    (as a prefix): To excess.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  10. over(Preposition)

    On top of; above; higher than; further up.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  11. over(Preposition)

    Across or spanning.

    There is a bridge over the river.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  12. over(Preposition)

    In such a way as to cover.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  13. over(Preposition)

    More than; to a greater degree.

    I prefer the purple over the pink.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  14. over(Preposition)

    Beyond; past; exceeding; too much or too far.

    I think I'm over my limit for calories for today.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  15. over(Preposition)

    Divided by.

    four over two equals two over one.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  16. over(Preposition)

    As compared to.

    Sales are down this quarter over last.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  17. over(Preposition)

    From one position or state to another.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  18. over(Preposition)

    From one physical position to another via an obstacle that must be traversed vertically, first upwards and then downwards.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  19. over(Interjection)

    In radio communications: end of sentence, ready to receive reply.

    How do you receive? Over!

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  20. over(Preposition)

    Finished with; done with; from one state to another via a hindrance that must be solved or defeated; or via a third state that represents a significant difference from the first two.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  21. over(Preposition)

    While using, while consuming.

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

  22. over(Preposition)

    concerning or regarding

    Etymology: ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 033F034603300342, Latin super, ὑπέρ, Albanian epër, Sanskrit उपरि.

Freebase

  1. Over

    In the sport of cricket, an over is a set of six balls bowled from one end of a cricket pitch. In a normal over, a single bowler delivers six balls in succession, from one end of the pitch, to the batsman at the other end. After six deliveries, the umpire calls 'over'; the fielding team switches ends, and a different bowler is selected to bowl an over from the opposite end of the pitch, while the batsmen do not change ends. The captain of the fielding team decides which bowler will bowl any given over, and no bowler may bowl two overs in succession. An over must consist of six legal deliveries. If the bowler bowls a wide or a no ball, that illegal delivery is not counted towards the six-ball tally, and another delivery will need to be bowled in its place. In the event that a bowler is injured, or is sent out of the attack by the umpire, during the middle of an over, a team-mate completes any remaining deliveries. Because a bowler may not bowl consecutive overs, the general tactic is for the captain to appoint two bowlers to alternate overs from opposite ends. When one bowler tires or becomes ineffective, the captain will replace that bowler with another. The period of time during which a bowler bowls every alternate over is known as a spell.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Over

    ō′vėr, prep. higher than in place, rank, value, &c.: across: on the surface of: upon the whole surface of: through: concerning: on account of: longer than.—adv. on the top: above: across: from one side, person, &c. to another: above in measure: too much: in excess: left remaining: at an end: completely.—adj. upper or superior (often used as a prefix, as in overcoat, overlord, &c.): beyond: past.—n. the number of balls delivered at cricket between successive changes of bowlers: an excess, overplus.—v.t. to go, leap, or vault over.—v.i. to go over.—Over again, afresh, anew; Over against, opposite; Over and above, in addition to: besides; Over and over, several times: repeatedly; Over head and ears, beyond one's depth: completely; Over seas, to foreign lands.—All over, completely: at an end. [A.S. ofer; Ger. über, L. super, Gr. huper.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. over

    Above in place, position, or authority; as, he was placed in command over Lord Monkton.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'over' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #109

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'over' in Written Corpus Frequency: #211

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'over' in Adverbs Frequency: #23

Anagrams for over »

  1. rove, vore

  2. Vore

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of over in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of over in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of over in a Sentence

  1. Loren Weisman:

    The honor of your presentation, execution, experience, and growth will do much more for you and your career over false claims that have no substance yet.

  2. Dick Cheney:

    Over a long term they are more likely to represent a strategic challenge to the U.S. than Russia or any of the other nations out there.

  3. Brett Barbre:

    They're gonna have to pry the hose out of my cold, dead fingers, i have a yard where I have invested money in the landscaping, I've got a dog that likes to run in the yard, I have family that likes to come over and visit. And it's unfair to force me to cut my use 36 percent.

  4. Cornelia Gibson:

    We have to find a place to be strong for ourselves because of all the stress that we're constantly placed over -- the lack of resources in the communities, things of that nature, it is important for us to realize how important wellness is and how important it is to take care of our bodies.

  5. Margaret Reynolds:

    I focused my limited time on serving clients – those already on the books – over my other role of rainmaking.

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