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Definition: Over the left
([=o]"v[~e]r), prep. [AS. ofer; akin to D. over, G.
["u]ber, OHG. ubir, ubar, Dan. over, Sw. ["o]fver, Icel.
yfir, Goth. ufar, L. super, Gr. "ype`r, Skr. upari.
[root]199. Cf. Above
1. Above, or higher than, in place or position, with the idea
of covering; -- opposed to under
; as, clouds are over
our heads; the smoke rises over the city.
The mercy seat that is over the testimony. --Ex.
Over them gleamed far off the crimson banners of
2. Across; from side to side of; -- implying a passing or
moving, either above the substance or thing, or on the
surface of it; as, a dog leaps over a stream or a table.
Certain lakes . . . poison birds which fly over
3. Upon the surface of, or the whole surface of; hither and
thither upon; throughout the whole extent of; as, to
wander over the earth; to walk over a field, or over a
4. Above; -- implying superiority in excellence, dignity,
condition, or value; as, the advantages which the
Christian world has over the heathen. --Swift.
5. Above in authority or station; -- implying government,
direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.;
-- opposed to under
Thou shalt be over my house. --Gen. xli.
I will make thee rules over many things. --Matt.
Dost thou not watch over my sin ? --Job xiv. 16.
His tender mercies are over all his works. --Ps.
6. Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of;
as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
7. Above the perpendicular height or length of, with an idea
of measurement; as, the water, or the depth of water, was
over his head, over his shoes.
8. Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it
cost over five dollars. “Over all this.”
9. Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of;
notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the
bill was passed over the veto.
Note: Over, in poetry, is often contracted into o'er.
Note: Over his signature (or name) is a substitute for the
idiomatic English form, under his signature (name, hand
and seal, etc.), the reference in the latter form being
to the authority under which the writing is made,
executed, or published, and not the place of the
(Her.), placed over or upon other bearings, and
therefore hinding them in part; -- said of a charge.
Over one's head
, Over head and ears
, beyond one's depth;
completely; wholly; hopelessly; as, over head and ears in
head over heels
(a) completely; intensely; as, head over heels in love.
(b) in a tumbling manner; as, to fall head over heels down
(c) precipitously and without forethought; impulsively.
Over the left
. See under Left
To run over
(Mach.), to have rotation in such direction
that the crank pin traverses the upper, or front, half of
its path in the forward, or outward, stroke; -- said of a
crank which drives, or is driven by, a reciprocating
, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD.
lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl
palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.]
1. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which
the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on
the other side; -- opposed to right
, when used in
reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or
arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of
the lower animals.
2. Situated so that the left side of the body is toward it;
as, the left side of a deliberative meeting is that to the
left of the presiding officer; the left wing of an army is
that to the left of the center to one facing an enemy.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Left bank of a river
, that which is on the left hand of a
person whose face is turned downstream.
. See under 2d Bower
, the members whose sympathies are, in the main,
with the members of the Left, but who do not favor extreme
courses, and on occasions vote with the government. They
sit between the Center and the extreme Left.
Over the left shoulder
, or Over the left
, an old but
still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as
an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief;
as, he said it, and it is true, -- over the left.