Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To go beyond; transgress or trespass against.

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

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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