from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Above or upon in position: overpass; overcoat.
- Superior in rank or importance: overlord.
- To an inverted or reverse position: overturn.
- Excessively: overcharge.
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- above, or higher
Middle English, from Old English ofer-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)