['əʊvə] or ['ovɚ]
(noun.) (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.
(adv.) throughout a period of time; 'stay over the weekend'.
(adv.) at or to a point across intervening space etc.; 'come over and see us some time'; 'over there'.
(adv.) throughout an area; 'he is known the world over'.
(adv.) beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position; 'a roof that hangs over';.
Typed by Ferris--From WordNet
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) Above; -- implying superiority in excellence, dignity, condition, or value; as, the advantages which the Christian world has over the heathen.
(prep.) Above in authority or station; -- implying government, direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.; -- opposed to under.
(prep.) Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of; as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it cost over five dollars.
(prep.) Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) Also, with verbs of being: At, or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
(adv.) Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity; superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) At an end; beyond the limit of continuance; completed; finished.
(a.) Upper; covering; higher; superior; also, excessive; too much or too great; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over-garment, overlord, overwork, overhaste.
(n.) 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.
Synonyms and Synonymous
prep. . Above.. Across, athwart, from one side of to the other.. Throughout, through, through the whole extent of.. More than, upwards of.
ad. . Above the top.. Across, athwart, transversely, from one side to the other.. From one to another, from hand to hand.. Besides, to boot, in addition, into the bargain.. Throughout, completely, from beginning to end.
Edited by Kathleen
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.
- She came speeding over the sea like a great bird. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- A piece of tapestry over a door also showed a blue-green world with a pale stag in it. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- They won't do over here. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- He could not tell me that; he saw me, and over my shoulder he saw the man. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- He tried to look knowing over the Latin grammar when little Rawdon showed him what part of that work he was in. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- He described her ladyship as willing to acknowledge that she had spoken over-hastily. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- By only raising my voice, and saying any thing two or three times over, she is sure to hear; but then she is used to my voice. Jane Austen. Emma.
- As the glare of day mellowed into twilight, we looked down upon a picture which is celebrated all over the world. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- It was over Sir Pitt Crawley's house; but it did not indicate the worthy baronet's demise. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Holmes glanced at it, raised his eyebrows, and handed it over to me. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- On a night like this it would be nothing to take the posts and blow the bridge and it would all be over and done with. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- And is that why you would put tables and chairs upon them, and have people walking over them with heavy boots? Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- His arms were wet and dirty, and he washed them over the side. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Ingenious forms of hand-operated ironing machines for turning over and ironing the edges of collars, and other articles, are in successful use. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Mr. Carruthers has got a trap, and so the dangers of the lonely road, if there ever were any dangers, are now over. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
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