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English

Etymology

Old English 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

Adjective

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

Translations

Adverb

over

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

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Noun

Singular
over

Plural
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over ({{{1}}})
  1. (cricket) 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

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Interjection

over

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

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Preposition

over

  1. over
  2. about, concerning

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Postposition

over

  1. over (implying motion)

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Latin

Verb

over

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of ovō.

Norwegian

Preposition

over

  1. above
  2. past
  3. over; more than

Adverb

over

  1. over
  2. across

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