Definition of over adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈəʊvə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvər//
    For the special uses of over in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example take something over is in the phrasal verb section at take.
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  1. 1  downwards and away from a vertical position Try not to knock that vase over. The wind must have blown it over.
  2. 2  from one side to another side She turned over onto her front. The car skidded off the road and rolled over and over.
  3. 3  across a street, an open space, etc. I stopped and crossed over. He rowed us over to the other side of the lake. They have gone over to France. This is my aunt who's over from Canada. I went over (= across the room) and asked her name. Put it down over there.
  4. 4  so as to cover somebody/something completely The lake was frozen over. Cover her over with a blanket.
  5. 5  above; more children of 14 and over You get an A grade for scores of 75 and over.
  6. 6  remaining; not used or needed If there's any food left over, put it in the fridge.
  7. 7  again He repeated it several times over until he could remember it. (North American English) It's all wrong—you'll have to do it over.
  8. 8  ended By the time we arrived the meeting was over. Thank goodness that's over! I was glad when it was over and done with.
  9. 9  used to talk about somebody/something changing position He's gone over to the enemy (= joined them). Please change the wheels over (= for example, put the front wheels at the back). Let's ask some friends over (= to our home). Hand over the money!
  10. 10used when communicating by radio Message received. Over (= it is your turn to speak). Message understood. Over and out.
  11. Word OriginOld English ofer, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch over and German über, from an Indo-European word (originally a comparative of the element represented by -ove in above) which is also the base of Latin super and Greek huper.Idioms  a second time from the beginning He did the work so badly that I had to do it all over again myself. in contrast with something many times; repeatedly I've told you over and over again not to do that. used to say that it is somebody’s turn to do something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: over