- Upper; covering; higher; superior; also, excessive; too much
or too great; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat,
over-garment, overlord, overwork, overhaste. - 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
- 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
- Also, with verbs of being: At, or on, the opposite side;
as, the boat is over.
- 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.
- From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
- Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity;
superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over.
- 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.
- At an end; beyond the limit of continuance - 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. - 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Above; -- implying superiority in excellence, dignity,
condition, or value; as, the advantages which the Christian world has
over the heathen.
- Above in authority or station; -- implying government,
direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.; -- opposed to
- Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of;
as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
- Above the perpendicular height or length of, with an idea