AskDefine | Define over

Dictionary Definition

over adj : having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview" [syn: complete, concluded, ended, over(p), all over, terminated] n : (cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England but 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch adv
1 at or to a point across intervening space etc.; "come over and see us some time"; "over there"
2 throughout an area; "he is known the world over"
3 in such a manner as to be understood and accepted; "she cannot get her ideas across" [syn: across]
4 throughout a period of time; "stay over the weekend" [syn: o'er]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

ofer; akin to Dutch over, German über, OHG ubir, ubar, Danish over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Gothic 𐌿𐍆𐌰𐍂 (ufar), Latin super, Greek ύπερ (ýper), Sanskrit उपरि (upari).

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈəʊ.və(ɹ)/, /"@U.v@(r\)/
  • a US /ˈoʊ.vɚ/, /"oU.v@`/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊvə(r)

Adjective

  1. finished; ended or concluded
    The show is over.
  2. Through with; emotionally detatched.
    He is finally over his ex-girlfriend.
  3. (as a prefix): to excess.
    He is over-zealous...
    The latest policy was over-conservative...

Translations

ended
through with
to excess

Adverb

over
  1. Again; another time; once more
    I lost my paper and I had to do the entire assignment over.

Translations

again

Antonyms

Noun

  1. A set of 6 balls bowled

Preposition

over
  1. On top of; above; higher than; further up
    Hold the sign up over your head.
    There is tree over the lawn;.
  2. Across or spanning.
    There is a bridge over the river.
  3. In such a way as to cover
    Drape the fabric over the table
    There is a roof over the house.
  4. More than; to a greater degree
    I prefer the purple over the pink.
  5. beyond; past; exceeding; too much or too far
    I think I’m over my limit for calories for today.''

Translations

above
across
covering
more than
beyond, past

Interjection

over
  1. In radio communications: end of sentence, ready to receive reply.
    How do you receive? Over!

Translations

end of sentence in radio communication

Pronunciation

Preposition

over

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Over may refer to:
over in Japanese: オーバー
over in Dutch: Over

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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