Definitions

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  • n. A right of way.
  • n. A going over or across.
  • n. Oppression.
  • n. Superintendence.
  • n. An overseer; superintendent; a director of a band of workmen.
  • n. A coat of paint or plaster; a washing, scouring, or whitewashing.
  • n. A harrowing, raking, or scraping.
  • v. To go beyond; transgress or trespass against.
  • v. To overrun; overspread; outstrip; outrun.
  • v. (of time) To pass; elapse.
  • v. To exceed; surpass; excel.
  • v. To overdose (with medicine); get the better of; master; overpower; oppress; treat with indignity.
  • v. To oversee; superintend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To go beyond; transgress or trespass against.

Etymologies

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From Middle English overgangen, from Old English ofergangan ("to pass over, beyond, across, traverse, cross, transgress, overstep, overrun, overcome, overspread, conquer, come upon, overtake, seize, attack, pass off, pass away, end, overreach"), from Proto-Germanic *uber (“over”) + *ganganan (“to walk, step”), equivalent to over- +‎ gang (“to walk, step”). Cognate with Scots owergang ("to overwhelm, master, dominate").

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From Middle English *overgang, from Old English ofergang ("a going across"), equivalent to over- +‎ gang.

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