over voer oevr eovr veor evor ovre vore orve rove vroe rvoe oerv eorv orev roev erov reov vero evro vreo rveo ervo revo
Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word over. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in over.
Definitions and meaning of over
(UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.və(ɹ)/
(US) enPR: ō'vər, IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.vɚ/
From Middle Englishover, from Old Englishofer, from Proto-Germanic*uber(“over”), from Proto-Indo-European*upér, a comparative form of *upo; akin to Dutchover, Germanober, über, Danishover, Norwegianover, Swedishöver, Icelandicyfir, Faroeseyvir, Gothic𐌿𐍆𐌰𐍂(ufar), Latinsuper, Ancient Greekὑπέρ(hupér), Albanianupri(“group of peasants”), Sanskritउपरि(upári).
over (not comparable)
Discontinued; ended or concluded.
The show is over.
Not normally used attributively (before a noun). (Attributive use occurs rarely in informal language, e.g. "an over relationship".)
over (not comparable)
Thoroughly; completely; from beginning to end.
1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant[…]
(often in compounds) To an excessive degree; overly.
From an upright position to a horizontal one.
Horizontally; left to right or right to left.
From one side of something to another, passing above it.
From one position or state to another.
Overnight (throughout the night).
(US, usually with do) Again; another time; once more; over again.
(cricket) A set of six legal balls bowled.
Any surplus amount of money, goods delivered, etc.
2008, G. Puttick, Sandy van Esch, The Principles and Practice of Auditing (page 609)
[…] standard cash count forms used to record the count and any overs or unders.
Expressing spatial relationship.
On top of; above; higher than; further up.
Over them gleamed far off the crimson banners of morning.
Across or spanning.
1918, Dora Sigerson Shorter, Sick I Am and Sorrowful
If I saw the wild geese fly over the dark lakes of Kerry...
In such a way as to cover.
From one physical position to another via an obstacle that must be traversed vertically, first upwards and then downwards.
More than; to a greater degree.
Beyond; past; exceeding; too much or too far.
(in certain collocations) As compared to.
Indicating relative status, authority, or power
The owner's son lorded it over the experienced managers.
The prince ruled over a portion of the kingdom.
(mathematics) Divided by.
(poker)Separates the three of a kind from the pair in a full house.
9♦9♠9♣6♥6♠ = nines over sixes
Finished with; done with; from one state to another via a hindrance that must be solved or defeated; or via a third state that represents a significant difference from the first two.
While using, especially while consuming.
1990, Seymour Chatman, Coming to Terms, Cornell, →ISBN, page 100:
Six diners in business clothes—five attractive young women and a balding middle-aged man—relax over cigarettes.
1998, Marian Swerdlow, Underground Woman, Temple, →ISBN, page 88 :
Sunday had been my favorite day at Woodlawn. A long W.A.A. [="work as assigned" period], having coffee and croissants with Mark over the Sunday Times.
2009, Sara Pennypacker, The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery, Scholastic, →ISBN, page 79:
Over meatloaf and mashed potatoes (being careful not to talk with his mouth full), Stanley told about his adventure.
Concerning or regarding.
Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding.
When used in the context of "from one location to another", over implies that the two places are at approximately the same height or the height difference is not relevant. For example, if two offices are on the same floor of a building, an office worker might say I'll bring that over for you, while if the offices were on different floors, the sentence would likely be I'll bring that up [down] for you. However, distances are not constrained, e.g. He came over from England last year and now lives in Los Angeles or I moved the stapler over to the other side of my desk.
ride roughshod over
(procedure word, military)A radio procedure word meaning that the station is finished with its transmission and is expecting a response.
Bravo Six, this is Bravo Six Four. Stand by for ten mike report one dash three, over.
Bravo Six Four, this is Bravo Six Actual. Send your traffic, over.
How do you receive? Over!
over and out
over (third-person singular simple presentovers, present participleovering, simple past and past participleovered)
(Britain, transitive, dialect, obsolete) To go over, or jump over.
He overed the fence in good style.
(Britain, intransitive, dialect, obsolete) To run about.
The cattle have been overing all day because of the flies.
Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "The semantic network for over", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8
From Middle Englishover(“riverbank, seashore, brink”), from Old Englishōfer(“riverbank, seashore, brink, edge, margin, border”), from Proto-Germanic*ōferaz. Cognate with Dutchoever(“riverbank, shore”), GermanUfer(“shore, shoreline, riverbank”), Low GermanÖver(“shore, riverbank”).
(rare, dialectal or obsolete) A shore, riverbank.
1338, Robert Mannyng, Mannyng's Chronicle
Cassibola was ready at Dover, & renged (encamped) his men by the over.
Now mostly found in place names, as in Westover or Overton, Hampshire (a town built on the River Test). Fell out of use in the 16th century.