Share this entry

Share this page

o'er

Line breaks: o'er
Pronunciation: /ɔː
 
, ˈəʊə
 
/

Definition of o'er in English:

adverb& preposition

Archaic or literary term of over.
Example sentences
  • I shall return at night, and ‘with love's light wings… o'er perch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out.’
  • 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.

Definition of o'er in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing