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OVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does over mean? 

OVER (noun)
  The noun OVER has 1 sense:

1. (cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England but 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

  Familiarity information: OVER used as a noun is very rare.


OVER (adjective)
  The adjective OVER has 1 sense:

1. having come or been brought to a conclusion

  Familiarity information: OVER used as an adjective is very rare.


OVER (adverb)
  The adverb OVER has 5 senses:

1. at or to a point across intervening space etc.
2. throughout an area
3. throughout a period of time
4. beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position
5. over the entire area

  Familiarity information: OVER used as an adverb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVER (noun)


Sense 1over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England but 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("over" is a kind of...):

period of play; play; playing period ((in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds)

Domain category:

cricket (a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "over"):

maiden; maiden over ((cricket) an over in which no runs are scored)


OVER (adjective)


Sense 1over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having come or been brought to a conclusion

Synonyms:

all over; concluded; ended; over; terminated; complete

Context examples:

the harvesting was complete / the affair is over, ended, finished / the abruptly terminated interview

Similar:

finished (ended or brought to an end)


OVER (adverb)


Sense 1over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At or to a point across intervening space etc.

Context examples:

come over and see us some time / over there


Sense 2over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throughout an area

Context example:

he is known the world over


Sense 3over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throughout a period of time

Synonyms:

o'er; over

Context example:

stay over the weekend


Sense 4over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position

Context example:

a roof that hangs over


Sense 5over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Over the entire area

Synonyms:

all over; over

Context examples:

the wallpaper was covered all over with flowers / she ached all over / everything was dusted over with a fine layer of soot


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