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 History of this Word

"over" is from "ofer" ("too much, above, down from") spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"over-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "excessively", "completely", "upper", "above" or "outer" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

over- illustration We were overjoyed with the personal attention
over- illustration Fine brown dust settled on his head and the shoulders of his overcoat.