['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.

Typist: Stephanie

Synonyms and Synonymous

prep. [1]. Above.[2]. Across, athwart, from one side of to the other.[3]. Throughout, through, through the whole extent of.[4]. More than, upwards of.

ad. [1]. Above the top.[2]. Across, athwart, transversely, from one side to the other.[3]. From one to another, from hand to hand.[4]. Besides, to boot, in addition, into the bargain.[5]. 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.

Editor: Trudy


Typed by Justine


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