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Definition of over:

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


across, up, complete, past, concluded, higher, outer, superior, throughout, upper, terminated, extra, roofing, completed, beyond, done, upstairs, aloft, covering, overhead, overtop, round, once more, finished, all over, besides, under, afresh, everyplace, everywhere, o'er, again, start, part, through, below, additionally, ended, out of sight, around, accomplished.

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