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Idioms for over

Origin of over

First recorded before 900; (adverb, preposition) Middle English; Old English ofer; cognate with Dutch over, German ober; (adjective) Middle English over(e), originally a variant of uver(e) (eastern dialect uver; cf. love), Old English ufera (akin to ofer ), assimilated to the adverb form; akin to Latin super, Greek hypér, Sanskrit upari. See up, hyper-

Definition for over (2 of 2)

over-

a prefixal use of over, preposition,adverb, or adjective, occurring in various senses in compounds (overboard; overcoat; overhang; overlap; overlord; overrun; overthrow), and especially employed, with the sense of “over the limit,” “to excess,” “too much,” “too,” to form verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and nouns (overact; overcapitalize; overcrowd; overfull; overmuch; oversupply; overweight), and many others, mostly self-explanatory: a hyphen, which is commonly absent from old or well-established formations, is sometimes used in new coinages or in any words whose component parts it may be desirable to set off distinctly.

Origin of over-

Middle English; Old English ofer-.See over
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British Dictionary definitions for over (1 of 2)

Word Origin for over

Old English ofer; related to Old High German ubir, obar, Old Norse yfir, Latin super, Greek huper

British Dictionary definitions for over (2 of 2)

over-

prefix

excessive or excessively; beyond an agreed or desirable limitovercharge; overdue; oversimplify
indicating superior rankoverseer
indicating location or movement aboveoverhang
indicating movement downwardsoverthrow
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Idioms and Phrases with over

over

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