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Meaning & Definition of Over in English

English

Over

/oʊvər/

noun

1. (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

    synonym:
  • over

adjective

1. Having come or been brought to a conclusion

  • "The harvesting was complete"
  • "The affair is over, ended, finished"
  • "The abruptly terminated interview"
    synonym:
  • complete
  • ,
  • concluded
  • ,
  • ended
  • ,
  • over(p)
  • ,
  • all over
  • ,
  • terminated

adverb

1. At or to a point across intervening space etc.

  • "Come over and see us some time"
  • "Over there"
    synonym:
  • over

2. Throughout an area

  • "He is known the world over"
    synonym:
  • over

3. Throughout a period of time

  • "Stay over the weekend"
    synonym:
  • over
  • ,
  • o'er

4. Beyond the top or upper surface or edge

  • Forward from an upright position
  • "A roof that hangs over"
    synonym:
  • over

5. Over the entire area

  • "The wallpaper was covered all over with flowers"
  • "She ached all over"
  • "Everything was dusted over with a fine layer of soot"
    synonym:
  • all over
  • ,
  • over

Examples of using

It took her ages to get over her husband suddenly walking out on her and the children.
Herds of horses and cattle roamed at will over the plain.
There are certain things that you should think over before you make any decision.