- the number of balls, usually six, delivered between successive changes of bowlers.
- the part of the game played between such changes.
Idioms about over
- over the entire surface of; everywhere: material printed all over with a floral design.
- thoroughly; entirely: She's an inspiring model all over.
- finished: The war was all over and the soldiers came home.
Origin of over
Other definitions for over (2 of 2)
Origin of over-
How to use over in a sentence
The thousandth tiny piece was neatly over-'n'-overed to its gorgeous expanse.Rebecca Mary|Annie Hamilton Donnell
It was a terrible shock to him, that, and he never overed it.
Your da's death was a fearful blow to her, and she never overed it.
She hit himself with a worn pick, and the rusted poison did corrode his blood the way he never overed it, and died after.The Playboy of the Western World|J. M. Synge
British Dictionary definitions for over (1 of 2)
- opposite to
- contrasting with
- in addition, esp when not expected
- unfair or excessive
- a series of six balls bowled by a bowler from the same end of the pitch
- the play during this
Word Origin for over
British Dictionary definitions for over (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with over
In addition to the idioms beginning with over
- over a barrel
- over again
- over against
- over and above
- over and done with
- over and over
- over my dead body
- over one's head
- over the edge
- over the hill
- over the hump
- over the top
- over with
- all over
(and entries beginning with all over)bend over backwardbind overblow overboil overbowl overcarry overcheck on (over)chew the cud (over)cloud overcome overcross overcrow overcry over spilt milkdo overdraw a veil overdrop by (over)fall all overfork overfuck overget overget the advantage of (over)give overgloss overgo overhand overhand over fisthang overhash overhave a hold overhave it (all over someone)head over heelshold overhoneymoon is overin deep water (over one's head)it's all over withjump all overkeel overkeep watch (over)kick over the tracesknock for a loop (over with a feather)knock overlay overlook like death (warmed over)look overlord it overlose sleep overmake overmind over mattermull overonce over lightlypaper overparty's overpass overpick overpull overpull the wool over someone's eyesput overrake over the coalsride roughshod overroll overroof over one's headrun one's eyes overrun overscoot oversign oversleep oversmooth overstand overstart overstop off (over)take overtalk overthink overthrow overtide overtill hell freezes overturn in (over) one's graveturn overturn over a new leafwalk all overwatch overwater over the damwin overwork over.