over Definition

  • 1extending directly upwards from
  • 2at a higher level or layer than
  • 3covering the surface of something

Using over: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "over" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sun is over the horizon.

  • Example

    The plane flew over the mountains.

  • Example

    She put a blanket over the bed.

over Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for over

  • above
  • on top of
  • higher than

Antonyms for over

Phrases with over

  • over and over



    He kept playing the same song over and over again.

  • extremely happy


    She was over the moon when she got the job offer.

  • excessive or exaggerated


    The decorations were a bit over the top for a children's party.


Summary: over in Brief

The word 'over' [ˈəʊvə(r)] is a preposition or adverb that describes something extending directly upwards from, at a higher level or layer than, or covering the surface of something. It can be used to describe physical positions, such as 'The sun is over the horizon,' or emotional states, such as 'She was over the moon when she got the job offer.' The phrase 'over and over' means repeatedly, while 'over the top' means excessive or exaggerated.

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