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[oh-ver] /ˈoʊ vər/
preposition
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., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding:
There is no one over her in the department now.
4.
so as to rest on or cover; on or upon:
Throw a sheet over the bed.
5.
on or upon, so as to cause an apparent change in one's mood, attitude, etc.:
I can't imagine what has come over her.
6.
on or on top of:
to hit someone over the head.
7.
here and there on or in; about:
at various places over the country.
8.
through all parts of; all through:
to roam over the estate; to show someone over the house.
9.
to and fro on or in; across; throughout:
to travel all over Europe.
10.
from one side to the other of; to the other side of; across:
to go over a bridge.
11.
on the other side of; across:
lands over the sea.
12.
reaching higher than, so as to submerge:
The water is over his shoulders.
13.
in excess of; more than:
over a mile; not over five dollars.
14.
above in degree, quantity, etc.:
a big improvement over last year's turnout.
15.
in preference to:
chosen over another applicant.
16.
throughout the length of:
The message was sent over a great distance.
17.
until after the end of:
to adjourn over the holidays.
18.
throughout the duration of:
over a long period of years.
19.
in reference to, concerning, or about:
to quarrel over a matter.
20.
while engaged in or occupied with:
to fall asleep over one's work.
21.
via; by means of:
He told me over the phone. I heard it over the radio.
adverb
22.
beyond the top or upper surface or edge of something:
a roof that hangs over.
23.
so as to cover the surface, or affect the whole surface:
The furniture was covered over with dust.
24.
through a region, area, etc.:
He was known the world over.
25.
at some distance, as in a direction indicated:
They live over by the hill.
26.
from side to side; across; to the other side:
to sail over.
27.
across an intervening space:
Toss the ball over, will you?
28.
across or beyond the edge or rim:
The soup boiled over. The bathtub ran over.
29.
from beginning to end; throughout:
to read a paper over; Think it over.
30.
from one person, party, etc., to another:
Hand the money over. He made the property over to his brother.
31.
on the other side, as of a sea, a river, or any space:
over in Japan.
32.
so as to displace from an upright position:
to knock over a glass of milk.
33.
so as to put in the reversed position:
She turned the bottle over. The dog rolled over.
34.
once more; again:
Do the work over.
35.
in repetition or succession:
twenty times over.
36.
in excess or addition:
to pay the full sum and something over.
37.
in excess of or beyond a certain amount:
Five goes into seven once, with two over.
38.
throughout or beyond a period of time:
to stay over till Monday.
39.
to one's residence, office, or the like:
Why don't you come over for lunch?
40.
so as to reach a place across an intervening space, body of water, etc.: Her ancestors came over on the Mayflower.
adjective
41.
upper; higher up.
42.
higher in authority, station, etc.
43.
serving, or intended to serve, as an outer covering; outer.
44.
remaining or additional, surplus; extra.
45.
too great; excessive (usually used in combination):
Insufficient tact and overaggressiveness are two of his problems.
46.
ended; done; past:
when the war was over.
noun
47.
an amount in excess or addition; extra.
48.
Military. a shot that strikes or bursts beyond the target.
49.
Cricket.
  1. the number of balls, usually six, delivered between successive changes of bowlers.
  2. the part of the game played between such changes.
verb (used with object)
50.
to go or get over; leap over.
51.
Southern U.S. to recover from.
interjection
52.
(used in radio communications to signify that the sender has temporarily finished transmitting and is awaiting a reply or acknowledgment.)
Compare out (def 53).
Idioms
53.
all over,
  1. over the entire surface of; everywhere:
    material printed all over with a floral design.
  2. thoroughly; entirely.
  3. finished:
    The war was all over and the soldiers came home.
54.
all over with, ended; finished:
It seemed miraculous that the feud was all over with.
55.
over again, in repetition; once more:
The director had the choir sing one passage over again.
56.
over against. against (def 13).
57.
over and above, in addition to; besides:
a profit over and above what they had anticipated.
58.
over and over, several times; repeatedly:
They played the same record over and over.
59.
over the hill. hill (def 11).
60.
over there, Informal. (in the U.S. during and after World War I) in or to Europe:
Many of the boys who went over there never came back.
61.
over with, finished or done:
Let's get this thing over with, so that we don't have to worry about it any more.
Origin
900
before 900; (adv., preposition) Middle English; Old English ofer; cognate with Dutch over, German ober; (adj.) Middle English over(e), orig. variant of uver(e) (E dial. uver; cf. love), Old English ufera (akin to ofer), assimilated to the adv. form; akin to Latin super, Greek hypér, Sanskrit upari. See up, hyper-

all

[awl] /ɔl/
adjective
1.
the whole of (used in referring to quantity, extent, or duration):
all the cake; all the way; all year.
2.
the whole number of (used in referring to individuals or particulars, taken collectively):
all students.
3.
the greatest possible (used in referring to quality or degree):
with all due respect; with all speed.
4.
every:
all kinds; all sorts.
5.
any; any whatever:
beyond all doubt.
6.
nothing but; only:
The coat is all wool.
7.
dominated by or as if by the conspicuous possession or use of a particular feature:
The colt was all legs. They were all ears, listening attentively to everything she said.
8.
Chiefly Pennsylvania German. all gone; consumed; finished:
The pie is all.
pronoun
9.
the whole quantity or amount:
He ate all of the peanuts. All are gone.
10.
the whole number; every one:
all of us.
11.
everything:
Is that all you want to say? All is lost.
noun
12.
one's whole interest, energy, or property:
to give one's all; to lose one's all.
13.
(often initial capital letter) the entire universe.
adverb
14.
wholly; entirely; completely:
all alone.
15.
only; exclusively:
He spent his income all on pleasure.
16.
each; apiece:
The score was one all.
17.
Archaic. even; just.
Idioms
18.
above all, before everything else; chiefly:
Above all, the little girl wanted a piano.
19.
after all, in spite of the circumstances; notwithstanding:
He came in time after all.
20.
all at once. once (def 14).
21.
all but, almost; very nearly:
These batteries are all but dead.
22.
all in, Northern and Western U.S. very tired; exhausted:
We were all in at the end of the day.
23.
all in all,
  1. everything considered; in general:
    All in all, her health is greatly improved.
  2. altogether:
    There were twelve absentees all in all.
  3. everything; everything regarded as important:
    Painting became his all in all.
24.
all in hand, Printing, Journalism. (of the copy for typesetting a particular article, book, issue, etc.) in the possession of the compositor.
25.
all in the wind, Nautical. too close to the wind.
26.
all out, with all available means or effort:
We went all out to win the war.
27.
all over,
  1. finished; done; ended.
  2. everywhere; in every part.
  3. in every respect; typically.
28.
all standing, Nautical.
  1. in such a way and so suddenly that sails or engines are still set to propel a vessel forward:
    The ship ran aground all standing.
  2. fully clothed:
    The crew turned in all standing.
  3. fully equipped, as a vessel.
29.
all that, remarkably; entirely; decidedly (used in negative constructions):
It's not all that different from your other house.
30.
all the better, more advantageous; so much the better:
If the sun shines it will be all the better for our trip.
31.
all there, Informal. mentally competent; not insane or feeble-minded:
Some of his farfetched ideas made us suspect that he wasn't all there.
32.
all the same. same (def 9).
33.
all told. told (def 2).
34.
all up,
  1. Printing, Journalism. (of copy) completely set in type.
  2. Informal. with no vestige of hope remaining:
    It's all up with George—they've caught him.
35.
and all, together with every other associated or connected attribute, object, or circumstance:
What with the snow and all, we may be a little late.
36.
at all,
  1. in the slightest degree:
    I wasn't surprised at all.
  2. for any reason:
    Why bother at all?
  3. in any way:
    no offense at all.
37.
for all (that), in spite of; notwithstanding:
For all that, it was a good year.
38.
in all, all included; all together:
a hundred guests in all.
39.
once and for all, for the last time; finally:
The case was settled once and for all when the appeal was denied.
Origin
before 900; Middle English al, plural alle; Old English eal(l); cognate with Gothic alls, Old Norse allr, Old Frisian, Dutch, Middle Low German al, Old Saxon, Old High German al(l) (German all); if < *ol-no-, equivalent to Welsh oll and akin to Old Irish uile < *ol-io-; cf. almighty
Can be confused
all, awl (see usage note at the current entry)
Synonyms
2. every one of, each of. 14. totally, utterly, fully.
Usage note
Expressions like all the farther and all the higher occur chiefly in informal speech: This is all the farther the bus goes. That's all the higher she can jump. Elsewhere as far as and as high as are generally used: This is as far as the bus goes. That's as high as she can jump.
Although some object to the inclusion of of in such phrases as all of the students and all of the contracts and prefer to omit it, the construction is entirely standard.
See also already, alright, altogether.
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British Dictionary definitions for all over

all

/ɔːl/
determiner
1.
  1. the whole quantity or amount of; totality of; every one of a class all the rice, all men are mortal
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural) all of it is nice, all are welcome
  3. (in combination with a noun used as a modifier) an all-ticket match, an all-amateur tournament, an all-night sitting
2.
the greatest possible in all earnestness
3.
any whatever to lose all hope of recovery, beyond all doubt
4.
above all, most of all; especially
5.
after all, See after (sense 11)
6.
all along, all the time
7.
all but, almost; nearly all but dead
8.
all of, no less or smaller than she's all of thirteen years
9.
all over
  1. finished; at an end the affair is all over between us
  2. over the whole area (of something); everywhere (in, on, etc) all over England
  3. typically; representatively (in the phrase that's me (you, him, us, them,etc) all over) Also (Irish) all out
  4. unduly effusive towards
  5. (sport) in a dominant position over
10.
See all in
11.
all in all
  1. everything considered all in all, it was a great success
  2. the object of one's attention or interest you are my all in all
12.
(usually used with a negative) (informal) all that, that, (intensifier) she's not all that intelligent
13.
(foll by a comparative adjective or adverb) all the, so much (more or less) than otherwise we must work all the faster now
14.
all too, definitely but regrettably it's all too true
15.
and all
  1. (Brit, informal) as well; too and you can take that smile off your face and all
  2. (South African) a parenthetical filler phrase used at the end of a statement to make a sl ight pause in speaking
16.
(informal) and all that
  1. and similar or associated things; et cetera coffee, tea, and all that will be served in the garden
  2. used as a filler or to make what precedes more vague: in this sense, it often occurs with concessive force she was sweet and pretty and all that, but I still didn't like her
  3. See that (sense 4)
17.
as all that, as one might expect or hope she's not as pretty as all that, but she has personality
18.
at all
  1. (used with a negative or in a question) in any way whatsoever or to any extent or degree I didn't know that at all
  2. even so; anyway I'm surprised you came at all
19.
(informal) be all for, to be strongly in favour of
20.
(informal, mainly US) be all that, to be exceptionally good, talented, or attractive
21.
for all
  1. in so far as; to the extent that for all anyone knows, he was a baron
  2. notwithstanding for all my pushing, I still couldn't move it
22.
for all that, in spite of that he was a nice man for all that
23.
in all, altogether there were five of them in all
adverb
24.
(in scores of games) apiece; each the score at half time was three all
25.
completely all alone
26.
(informal) be all …, used for emphasis when introducing direct speech or nonverbal communication he was all, 'I'm not doing that'
noun
27.
preceded by my, your, his, etc. (one's) complete effort or interest to give your all, you are my all
28.
totality or whole
related
prefixes pan- panto-
Word Origin
Old English eall; related to Old High German al, Old Norse allr, Gothic alls all

over

/ˈəʊvə/
preposition
1.
directly above; on the top of; via the top or upper surface of over one's head
2.
on or to the other side of over the river
3.
during; through, or throughout (a period of time)
4.
in or throughout all parts of to travel over England
5.
throughout the whole extent of over the racecourse
6.
above; in preference to I like that over everything else
7.
by the agency of (an instrument of telecommunication) we heard it over the radio
8.
more than over a century ago
9.
on the subject of; about an argument over nothing
10.
while occupied in discussing business over golf
11.
having recovered from the effects of she's not over that last love affair yet
12.
over and above, added to; in addition to he earns a large amount over and above his salary
adverb
13.
in a state, condition, situation, or position that is or has been placed or put over something to climb over
14.
(particle) so as to cause to fall knocking over a policeman
15.
at or to a point across intervening space, water, etc come over and see us, over in America
16.
throughout a whole area the world over
17.
(particle) from beginning to end, usually cursorily to read a document over
18.
throughout a period of time stay over for this week
19.
(esp in signalling and radio) it is now your turn to speak, act, etc
20.
more than is expected or usual not over well
21.
over again, once more
22.
over against
  1. opposite to
  2. contrasting with
23.
(often foll by again) over and over, repeatedly
24.
over the odds
  1. in addition, esp when not expected
  2. unfair or excessive
adjective
25.
(postpositive) finished; no longer in progress is the concert over yet?
adverb, adjective
26.
remaining; surplus (often in the phrase left over)
noun
27.
(cricket)
  1. a series of six balls bowled by a bowler from the same end of the pitch
  2. the play during this
Word Origin
Old English ofer; related to Old High German ubir, obar, Old Norse yfir, Latin super, Greek huper
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Word Origin and History for all over
all
O.E. eall "all, every, entire," from P.Gmc. *alnaz (cf. O.Fris., O.H.G. al, O.N. allr, Goth. alls), with no certain connection outside Gmc. All-fired (1837) is U.S. slang euphemism for hell-fired. First record of all out "to one's full powers" is 1880. All-star (adj.) is from 1889; all-American is from 1888, with ref. to baseball teams composed of the best players from the U.S. All-terrain vehicle first recorded 1970. All clear as a signal of "no danger" is recorded from 1902. All right, indicative of approval, is attested from 1953.
over
O.E. ofer, from P.Gmc. *uberi (cf. O.S. obar, O.Fris. over, O.N. yfir, O.H.G. ubar, Ger. über, Goth. ufar "over, above"), from PIE *uper (see super-). Sense of "finished" is attested from late 14c. In radio communication, used to indicate the speaker has finished speaking (1926). Widely used as a prefix in O.E. and other Germanic languages. Adjective phrase over-the-counter is attested from 1875, originally of stocks and shares.
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Slang definitions & phrases for all over

all over

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have it all over someone or something


over

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the once-over


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Related Abbreviations for all over

ALL

  1. acute lymphocytic leukemia
  2. Albania-lek (currency)
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Idioms and Phrases with all over
.
Everywhere. The phrase may be used alone, as in I've looked all over for that book, or The very thought of poison ivy makes me itch all over. In addition it can be used as a preposition, meaning “throughout,” as in The news spread all over town. [ Early 1600s ]
Also see: far and wide
.
In all respects, as in He is his Aunt Mary all over. Charles Lamb had this usage in a letter (1799) about a poem: “The last lines ... are Burns all over.” [ Early 1700s ]
.
Also, all over again. Again from the beginning. For example, They're going to play the piece all over, or Do you mean you're starting all over again? [ Mid-1500s ]
.
Also,
all over with
. Quite finished, completed, as in
By the time I arrived the game was all over
, or
Now that she passed the test, her problems are all over with
. This phrase uses
over
in the sense of “finished,” a usage dating from the 1300s. Also see
, def. 4.
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