over
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, adverb & preposition, from Old English ofer; akin to Old High German ubar (preposition) above, beyond, over, Latin super, Greek hyper Date: before 12th century 1. a. across a barrier or intervening space; especially across the goal line in football b. forward beyond an edge or brink and often down <
wandered too near the cliff and fell over
>
c. across the brim <
soup boiled over
>
d. so as to bring the underside up <
turned his cards over
>
e. from a vertical to a prone or inclined position <
knocked the lamp over
>
f. from one person or side to another <
hand it over
>
g. across <
got his point over
>
h. to one's home <
invite some friends over
>
i. on the other side of an intervening space <
the next town over
>
j. to agreement or concord <
won them over
>
2. a. (1) beyond some quantity, limit, or norm often by a specified amount or to a specified degree <
show ran a minute over
>
(2) in an excessive manner ; inordinately b. till a later time (as the next day) ; overnight <
stay over
>
<
sleep over
>
3. a. above b. so as to cover the whole surface <
windows boarded over
>
4. — used on a two-way radio circuit to indicate that a message is complete and a reply is expected 5. a. through <
read it over
>
; also in an intensive or comprehensive manner b. once more ; again <
do it over
>
II. preposition Date: before 12th century 1. — used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another <
towered over his mother
>
<
flew over the lake
>
<
rode over the old Roman road
>
2. a. — used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person <
respected those over him
>
b. — used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference <
a big lead over the others
>
c. — used as a function word to indicate one that is overcome, circumvented, or disregarded <
passed over the governor's veto
>
3. a. more than <
cost over $5
>
b. above 4 4. a. — used as a function word to indicate position upon or movement down upon <
laid a blanket over the child
>
<
hit him over the head
>
b. (1) all through or throughout <
showed me over the house
>
<
went over his notes
>
(2) — used as a function word connecting one mathematical set and another whose elements are coefficients or values of parameters used to form elements of the first set <
polynomials over the field of real numbers
>
c. — used as a function word to indicate a particular medium or channel of communication <
over the radio
>
5. — used as a function word to indicate position on or motion to the other side or beyond <
lives over the way
>
<
fell over the edge
>
6. a. throughout, during <
over the past 25 years
>
b. until the end of <
stay over Sunday
>
7. a. — used as a function word to indicate an object of solicitude, interest, consideration, or reference <
the Lord watches over his own
>
b. — used as a function word to indicate the object of an expressed or implied occupation, activity, or concern <
trouble over money
>
<
met with advisers over lunch
>
III. adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. upper, higher b. outer, covering c. excessive <
over imagination
>
2. a. not used up ; remaining <
something over to provide for unusual requirements — J. A. Todd
>
b. having or showing an excess or surplus 3. being at an end <
the day is over
>
4. fried on both sides <
ordered two eggs over
>
IV. transitive verb (overed; overing) Date: 1837 to leap over

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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