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2. (as a prefix): To excess.

He is over-zealous.
The latest policy was over-conservative.

This is a prefix, not an adjective. The proper place for this sense is at over- (where, of course, it already exists). —Caesura(t) 21:22, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Delete according to those usexes. If it's used without the hyphen then it could be a different matter. Equinox 23:49, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Delete But do we really think that words are really formed from a prefix over- rather than by combination of over. DCDuring TALK 01:30, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Delete. It is a prefix. over zealous seems like it is only used informally since informal English seems to hate hyphens. --WikiTiki89 (talk) 08:30, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

deleted -- Liliana 07:54, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Missing sense[edit]

I suppose... something like yonder: We have lunch over at the café. Isn't that a common use? (Or have I made it up in my mind?) Kolmiel (talk) 23:29, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

I notice something similar missing: "over" in the sense of "over here" and "over there". DEIDATVM (talk) 15:17, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

There doesn't seem to be any real reference on this page anymore to the use as a separate word of over to mean excessively or very much, such as: Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? This is listed on a separate page but many times is spelled as two words like this. Eric Schiefelbein (talk) 23:04, 16 May 2017 (UTC)