over

If something is over it is finished, across, or above. When a movie is over, you get up and leave. A blanket that's over your feet covers your toes. A painting over a fireplace hangs above it.

Over is related to the German word ├╝ber, meaning "above," like putting one piece of paper over another, or a ruling over your school, you popular person. Over can describe a distant position: your phone is over there. Or it can mean "throughout an area," like traveling over roads and oceans, or going over the plan before the team starts working.

Primary Meanings of over

1.
adv
beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position
2.
adv
at or to a point across intervening space etc.
3.
adv
throughout an area
4.
adj
having come or been brought to a conclusion
5.
adv
throughout a period of time
6.
n
(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
Full Definitions of over
1

adv beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position

“a roof that hangs over
2

adv at or to a point across intervening space etc.

“come over and see us some time”
over there”
3

adv throughout an area

“he is known the world over

adv over the entire area

“everything was dusted over with a fine layer of soot”
Synonyms:
all over
4

adj having come or been brought to a conclusion

Synonyms:
all over, complete, concluded, ended, terminated
finished
ended or brought to an end
5

adv throughout a period of time

“stay over the weekend”
Synonyms:
o'er
6

n (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

Types:
maiden, maiden over
(cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
Type of:
division, part, section
one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

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