over

over (prep.) O.E. ofer, from P.Gmc. *uberi (Cf. O.S. obar, O.Fris. over, O.N. yfir, O.H.G. ubar, Ger. über, Goth. ufar "over, above"), from PIE *uper (see SUPER- (Cf. super-)). Sense of "finished" is attested from late 14c. In radio communication, used to indicate the speaker has finished speaking (1926). Widely used as a prefix in Old English and other Germanic languages. Adjective phrase over-the-counter is attested from 1875, originally of stocks and shares.

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  • Over — O ver, adv. 1. 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 diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Over — O ver ([=o] v[ e]r), prep. [AS. ofer; akin to D. over, G. [ u]ber, OHG. ubir, ubar, Dan. over, Sw. [ o]fver, Icel. yfir, Goth. ufar, L. super, Gr. ype r, Skr. upari. [root]199. Cf. {Above}, {Eaves}, {Hyper }, {Orlop}, {Super }, {Sovereign},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Over — may refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 Music 3 Other 4 See als …   Wikipedia

  • Over — «Over» Сингл …   Википедия

  • Over — O ver, a. 1. Upper; covering; higher; superior; chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over garment, overlord. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessive; too much or too great; chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhaste, overreaction.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • over — o ver, adv. Excessively; too much or too greatly; chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhasty, overeager, overanxious, overreact, overcook. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Over — O ver, n. (Cricket) 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • OVER — oversize cargo …   Military dictionary

  • over- — prefix 1. so as to exceed or surpass < overachieve > 2. excessive < overstimulation > 3. to an excessive degree < overthin > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Over again — Over O ver, adv. 1. 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 diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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