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over-

pref.
1. Above or upon in position: overpass; overcoat.
2. Superior in rank or importance: overlord.
3. To an inverted or reverse position: overturn.
4. Excessively: overcharge.

[Middle English, from Old English ofer-; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

over-

prefix
1. excessive or excessively; beyond an agreed or desirable limit: overcharge; overdue; oversimplify.
2. indicating superior rank: overseer.
3. indicating location or movement above: overhang.
4. indicating movement downwards: overthrow.

o•ver

(ˈoʊ vər)
prep.
1. above in place or position: the roof over one's head.
2. above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall.
3. above in authority, rank, power, etc.: no one over her in the department.
4. so as to rest on or cover; on or upon: Throw a sheet over the bed.
5. on top of: to hit someone over the head.
6. here and there on or in; about: at various places over the country.
7. through all parts of; all through: to show someone over the house.
8. to and fro on or in; across; throughout: to travel over Europe.
9. from one side to the other of; to the other side of; across: to go over a bridge.
10. on the other side of; across: lands over the sea.
11. reaching higher than, so as to submerge: The water is over his shoulders.
12. in excess of; more than: not over five dollars.
13. above in degree, quantity, etc.: a big improvement over last year's turnout.
14. in preference to: chosen over another applicant.
15. throughout the length or duration of: The message was sent over a great distance; over a long period of years.
16. until after the end of: to adjourn over the holidays.
17. in reference to, concerning, or about: to quarrel over a matter.
18. while doing or attending to: to fall asleep over one's work.
19. via; by means of: I heard it over the radio.
adv.
20. beyond the top or upper part of something: a roof that hangs over.
21. so as to cover or affect the whole surface: The furniture was covered over with dust.
22. through a region, area, etc.: known the world over.
23. at some distance, as in a direction indicated: They live over by the hill.
24. from one side or place to another or across an intervening space: to sail over; Toss the ball over, will you? Let's walk over to the coffee shop.
25. across or beyond an edge or rim: The soup boiled over.
26. from beginning to end; throughout: Think it over.
27. from one person, party, etc., to another: He made the property over to his brother.
28. on the other side, as of a sea, a river, or any space: over in Japan.
29. so as to displace from an upright position: to knock over a glass.
30. so as to put or be in the reversed position: The dog rolled over.
31. once more; again: Do the work over.
32. in repetition or succession: 20 times over.
33. in excess or addition: to pay the full sum and something over.
34. in excess of or beyond a certain amount: Five goes into seven once, with two over.
35. throughout or beyond a period of time: to stay over till Monday.
adj.
36. upper; higher up.
37. higher in authority, station, etc.
38. serving or intended as an outer covering; outer (often used in combination): a gown with an overskirt.
39. remaining or additional, surplus; extra.
40. too great; excessive (usu. used in combination): overaggressive behavior.
41. ended; done; past: when the war was over.
n.
42. an amount in excess or addition; extra.
43. a shot that strikes or bursts beyond the target.
44. Cricket.
a. the number of balls, usu. six, delivered between successive changes of bowlers.
b. the part of the game played between such changes.
v.t.
45. to go or get over; leap over.
interj.
46. (used in radio communications to signify that the sender is awaiting a reply to or acknowledgment of a transmission.)
Idioms:
1. all over,
a. ended; finished; over with: The game is all over.
b. throughout; everywhere: all over the place.
2. over and above, in addition to; besides.
3. over and over, many times; repeatedly.
4. over the hill, past one's prime.
5. over with, finished; ended; done.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English ofer; c. Old Frisian ovir, Old High German ubar(i), Old Norse yfir; akin to Latin super, Greek hypér, Skt upari. See up, hyper-]

over-

a prefixal use of over, occurring in various senses in compounds (overboard; overcoat; overhang; overlord; overthrow), and esp. employed, with the senses “over the limit,” “to excess,” “too much,” “too,” to form verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and nouns (overact; overcrowd; overfull; overweight).
[Middle English; Old English ofer-. See over]
Translations

over-

[ˈəʊvər-] prefix
overabundant → surabondant(e)

over-

prefüber-, Über-;
overabundance
nÜberfülle f(of von)
overabundant
adjüberreichlich, sehr reichlich; to have an over- supply of somethingüberreichlich mit etw versorgt sein
overachieve
vileistungsorientiert sein; a society which encourages people to over-ein Gesellschaftssystem, das vom Menschen immer größere Leistungen fordert
overachiever
nleistungsorientierter Mensch; a chronic over-ein typischer Erfolgsmensch
overact (Theat)
viübertreiben (also fig), → chargieren
overactive
adjüberaktiv, zu aktiv; over- thyroid (Med) → Schilddrüsenüberfunktion f