over-

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See also: over, över, Över, øver, and över-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English over-, from Old English ofer- (over-), from Proto-Germanic *ubar- (over-). Cognate with Dutch over-, German über-, Danish over-, Swedish över-. More at over.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

over-

  1. above, or higher
  2. superior
  3. excessively
    overkind, overloud
  4. surrounding or covering
    overcoat, overpack, overshoe

Usage notes[edit]

Comparison of relative combinations (two separate words, hyphenated or a single compound word) does not easily fit a pattern; terms become compound words as they are broadly accepted.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From from Proto-Germanic *ubar- (over-). Cognate with Dutch over-, German über-, English over-, Swedish över-. More at over.

Prefix[edit]

over-

  1. usually the same as over- in English.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See over

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Prefix[edit]

over-

  1. Prepended to verbs; denotes that action takes place over the object.
    Hij oversproeide de planten.
    He sprayed over the plants.
  2. Prepended to verbs, nouns and adjectives; denotes that the action or state takes place excessively.
    De man overeet zich.
    The man overeats.

Usage notes[edit]

The second meaning is not shared by compounds with the adverb over.


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Prefix[edit]

over-

  1. usually the same as over- in English.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Prefix[edit]

over-

  1. usually the same as over- in English.

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