Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • prep. over
  • adv. over
  • adj. over, too
  • n. A person who owes money.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete or dialectal (Scotch) form of over.
  • n. One who possesses; an owner.
  • n. One who owes or is in debt.

Etymologies

From the verb to owe. (Wiktionary)
Colloquial variant of over. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The lawe of Engelonde is ower will and lieth in ower breest, knave.

    March 8th, 2007

  • God an 'He's new in mine -- an' I prayed this mornin ', a thing I haena dune for mair than twenty years -- an' the auld burn was sweet an 'clear, like when my laddie's lips sippit there lang syne -- I daurna speak His name ower often, but God is gey guid to the sinfu' an 'the weary. "

    St. Cuthbert's

  • Ye wad be thinkin 'ye was i' yer bed whan ye was i 'the mids' o 'the middin', or pu'in 'the blankets o' the denk dub ower yer heid!

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • There was bonny colours, an 'bonny lichts, an' a bonny grit star hingin 'ower 't a', but it was nane o 'a' thae things; it was something deeper nor a ', an' heicher nor a '!

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • Whoy, O lor, Miss! that wur sa long back, and the walls sa thin, and the winders brokken, and the weather sa cowd, and my missus a-gittin 'ower' er lyin'-in.

    Becket and other plays

  • Thus the idea of HUttnefs, as it is in the mind, exactly anfweri that f ower which is in any body to produce it there.

    An abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay concerning human understanding

  • Before getting into why 43 governors, but not the U.S. president, have this p ower, a comment on those who say that impoundment is a pop-gun, that it can't control entitlements or mega-programs.

    Congress's Broken Windows

  • August 19th, 2009 9: 57 am ET it is about time to use the ower

    WH may push through health care reform without Republicans

  • Some of you act like this women is so superior that we are all so scared of her ower and emmsense knowledge of issue that we have to attack her.

    Axelrod: I'm not thinking about Palin's next move

  • While the basic technology for lithium-ion batteries has been around for a while, making the batteries safe enough to p ower cars has proved elusive.

    U.S., China Firms To Make Electric-Car Batteries in Ohio

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