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allover

[awl-oh-ver]
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adjective
  1. extending or repeated over the entire surface, as a decorative pattern.
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noun
  1. a fabric with an allover pattern.
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Origin of allover

First recorded in 1570–80; all + over
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Examples from the Web for allover

Historical Examples

  • This is Portuguese allover—indolence, piousness, poverty, impotence.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Stripes in this sample group either border the edge of the cloth or make an allover pattern.

  • Engaged in the earlier years of the music business was Woodworth, Allover & Co.

    Sixty Years of California Song

    Margaret Blake-Alverson

  • Woodworth, Allover & Co. dealt mostly in imported French pianos and harmoniums.

    Sixty Years of California Song

    Margaret Blake-Alverson

  • The gondolas multiplied and spotted it allover; every gondola and gondolier looking, at a distance, precisely like every other.

    Italian Hours

    Henry James