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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Over \O"ver\, a.
   1. Upper; covering; higher; superior; -- chiefly used in
      composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over-garment,
      overlord.
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   2. Excessive; too much or too great; -- chiefly used in
      composition; as, overwork, overhaste, overreaction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

over \o"ver\, adv.
   Excessively; too much or too greatly; -- chiefly used in
   composition; as, overwork, overhasty, overeager, overanxious,
   overreact, overcook.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the
      opposite side of a space or barrier; -- used with verbs of
      motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the
      money; to go over to the enemy. "We will pass over to
      Gibeah." --Judges xix. 12. Also, with verbs of being: At,
      or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
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   3. From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or
      expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock
      of goods; a dress covered over with jewels.
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   4. From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
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            Good measure, pressed down . . . and running over.
                                                  --Luke vi. 38.
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   5. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity;
      superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work
      over. "So over violent." --Dryden.
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            He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi.
                                                  18.
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   6. In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top;
      as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to
      turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.
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   7. Completed; at an end; beyond the limit of continuance;
      finished; as, when will the play be over?. "Their distress
      was over." --Macaulay. "The feast was over." --Sir W.
      Scott.
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   Note: Over, out, off, and similar adverbs, are often used in
         the predicate with the sense and force of adjectives,
         agreeing in this respect with the adverbs of place,
         here, there, everywhere, nowhere; as, the games were
         over; the play is over; the master was out; his hat is
         off.
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   Note: Over is much used in composition, with the same
         significations that it has as a separate word; as in
         overcast, overflow, to cast or flow so as to spread
         over or cover; overhang, to hang above; overturn, to
         turn so as to bring the underside towards the top;
         overact, overreach, to act or reach beyond, implying
         excess or superiority.
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   All over.
      (a) Over the whole; upon all parts; completely; as, he is
          spatterd with mud all over.
      (b) Wholly over; at an end; as, it is all over with him.
          

   Over again, once more; with repetition; afresh; anew.
      --Dryden.

   Over against, opposite; in front. --Addison.

   Over and above, in a manner, or degree, beyond what is
      supposed, defined, or usual; besides; in addition; as, not
      over and above well. "He . . . gained, over and above, the
      good will of all people." --L' Estrange.

   Over and over, repeatedly; again and again.

   To boil over. See under Boil, v. i.

   To come it over, To do over, To give over, etc. See
      under Come, Do, Give, etc.

   To throw over, to abandon; to betray. Cf. {To throw
      overboard}, under Overboard.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, Up.]
   1. Above, or higher than, in place or position, with the idea
      of covering; -- opposed to under; as, clouds are over
      our heads; the smoke rises over the city.
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            The mercy seat that is over the testimony. --Ex.
                                                  xxx. 6.
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            Over them gleamed far off the crimson banners of
            morning.                              --Longfellow.
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   2. Across; from side to side of; -- implying a passing or
      moving, either above the substance or thing, or on the
      surface of it; as, a dog leaps over a stream or a table.
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            Certain lakes . . . poison birds which fly over
            them.                                 --Bacon.
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   3. Upon the surface of, or the whole surface of; hither and
      thither upon; throughout the whole extent of; as, to
      wander over the earth; to walk over a field, or over a
      city.
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   4. Above; -- implying superiority in excellence, dignity,
      condition, or value; as, the advantages which the
      Christian world has over the heathen. --Swift.
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   5. Above in authority or station; -- implying government,
      direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.;
      -- opposed to under.
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            Thou shalt be over my house.          --Gen. xli.
                                                  40.
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            I will make thee rules over many things. --Matt.
                                                  xxv. 23.
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            Dost thou not watch over my sin ?     --Job xiv. 16.
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            His tender mercies are over all his works. --Ps.
                                                  cxlv. 9.
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   6. Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of;
      as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
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   7. Above the perpendicular height or length of, with an idea
      of measurement; as, the water, or the depth of water, was
      over his head, over his shoes.
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   8. Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it
      cost over five dollars. "Over all this." --Chaucer.
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   9. Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of;
      notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the
      bill was passed over the veto.
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   Note: Over, in poetry, is often contracted into o'er.
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   Note: Over his signature (or name) is a substitute for the
         idiomatic English form, under his signature (name, hand
         and seal, etc.), the reference in the latter form being
         to the authority under which the writing is made,
         executed, or published, and not the place of the
         autograph, etc.
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   Over all (Her.), placed over or upon other bearings, and
      therefore hinding them in part; -- said of a charge.

   Over one's head, Over head and ears, beyond one's depth;
      completely; wholly; hopelessly; as, over head and ears in
      debt.

   head over heels
      (a) completely; intensely; as, head over heels in love.
          [Colloq.]
      (b) in a tumbling manner; as, to fall head over heels down
          the stairs.
      (c) precipitously and without forethought; impulsively.

   Over the left. See under Left.

   To run over (Mach.), to have rotation in such direction
      that the crank pin traverses the upper, or front, half of
      its path in the forward, or outward, stroke; -- said of a
      crank which drives, or is driven by, a reciprocating
      piece.
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