Definition of o'er in English:


Pronunciation /ɔː//ˈəʊə/

preposition & adverb

  • archaic or literary term of over
    • ‘The way the adjective signals terror of the noun, adornment terror of the body: in words, like weeds, I'll wrap you o'er.’
    • ‘My breath would grow short, and I shivered all o'er.’
    • ‘I shall return at night, and ‘with love's light wings… o'er perch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out.’’
    • ‘How can Santa visit, when there's no roof o'er your head?’
    • ‘The letterbox was brimming o'er when we arrived home this eve.’