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Definition of Over

  • 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 under.
  • 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 of measurement; as, the water, or the depth of water, was over his head, over his shoes.
  • Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it cost over five dollars.
  • Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto.
  • From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot overi. e., a foot in diameter.
  • 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.
  • 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 selfover; to roll a stone over; to turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.
  • Completed; at an end; beyond the limit of continuance; finished; as, when will the play be over?.
  • Upper; covering; higher; superior; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over-garment, overlord.
  • Excessive; too much or too great; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhaste, overreaction.
  • Excessively; too much or too greatly; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhasty, overeager, overanxious, overreact, overcook.
  • 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.
  • (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
  • over the entire area
  • throughout a period of time
  • at or to a point across intervening space etc.
  • throughout an area
  • beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position

How to use over in a sentence. Over pronunciation.

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After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
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My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
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Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
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Far over in the western vista a long line of trees, twining through an oasis flanking the city, led out to a point where the desert abruptly raised its hills of yellow sand.
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From the ramparts of the citadel he watched the sun go down, bathing the pyramids in a purple and golden light, throwing a glamour over all the western plain, and making heavenly the far hills with a plaintive colour, which spoke of peace and rest, but not of hope.
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She won't have it-simply won't have England swaggering over the English language.
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He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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Sitting at table, Nahoum alone of all present had caught David's arrested look, and, glancing up, had seen the girl's face at the panel of mooshrabieh, and had seen also over her shoulder the face of his brother, Foorgat Bey.
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After looking round the room for a moment, the Prince came slowly over to Nahoum, and, stretching out a hand, stroked his beard.
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Now, as he felt the secret joy of these dark spirits surrounding him-Achmet, and High Pasha, who kept saying beneath his breath in thankfulness that it was not his turn, Praise be to God!-as he, felt their secret self-gratulations, and their evil joy over his prospective downfall, he settled himself steadily, made a low salutation to Kaid, and calmly awaited further speech.
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He had yet some cards to play, and Achmet and Higli-and another very high and great-might be delivered over to Kaid's deadly purposes rather than himself tomorrow.
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Whose the dark face peering scornfully over her shoulder?
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He lurched, rolled over on the floor, and lay still.
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David quickly stooped and turned the body over.
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A scornful, fateful smile passed over his face.
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The girl's cloak had swept over it, and a piece of brie-a-brae had been thrown upon the floor.
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Was it the chilly hand of death passing over everything, and smothering all the activities?
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Suddenly he swept his hand low to the ground and a ghastly sort of smile crossed over his face.
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Examples of Over

Example #1
Please do not remove it.
Example #2
Do not change or edit the header without written permission.
Example #3
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #4
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #5
For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
Example #6
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.