Over vs. During

Over vs. During — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Over and During

Overpreposition

In or at a position above or higher than

a sign over the door.a hawk gliding over the hills.

Duringpreposition

Throughout the course or duration of

suffered food shortages during the war.

Overpreposition

Above and across from one end or side to the other

a jump over the fence.

Duringpreposition

At some time in

was born during a blizzard.

Overpreposition

To the other side of; across

strolled over the bridge.

Duringpreposition

For all of a given time interval.

I lived with my parents during the 1970s.The shop was one of the few able to stay open during the war.
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Overpreposition

Across the edge of and down

fell over the cliff.

Duringpreposition

At any time or period within a given time interval.

I lived with my parents at several points during the 1980s.Many of the best examples were produced during the Restoration.

Overpreposition

On the other side of

a village over the border.

Overpreposition

Upon the surface of

put a coat of varnish over the woodwork.

Overpreposition

On top of or down upon

clubbed him over the head.tripped over the toys.

Overpreposition

Through the extent of; all through

walked over the grounds.looked over the report.
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Overpreposition

Through the medium of; via

addressed us over the loudspeaker.can't tell you over the phone.

Overpreposition

So as to cover

put rocks over a cave entrance.threw a shawl over her shoulders.

Overpreposition

Up to or higher than the level or height of

The water was over my shoulders.

Overpreposition

Through the period or duration of

records maintained over two years.

Overpreposition

Until or beyond the end of

stayed over the holidays.

Overpreposition

More than in degree, quantity, or extent

over ten miles.over a thousand dollars.

Overpreposition

In superiority to

won a narrow victory over her rival.a distinct advantage over our competitors.

Overpreposition

In preference to

selected him over all the others.

Overpreposition

In a position to rule or control

The director presides over the meeting. There is no one over him in the department.

Overpreposition

So as to have an effect or influence on

the change that came over you.

Overpreposition

At a point at which one is no longer troubled by

I'm not quite over the cold I caught last week.

Overpreposition

While occupied with or engaged in

a chat over coffee.

Overpreposition

With reference to; concerning

an argument over methods.

Overadverb

Above the top or surface

climbed the ladder and peered over.

Overadverb

Across to another or opposite side

stopped at the curb, then crossed over.

Overadverb

Across the edge, brink, or brim

The coffee spilled over.

Overadverb

Across an intervening space

Throw the ball over.

Overadverb

Across a distance in a particular direction or at a location

lives over in England.

Overadverb

To another often specified place or position

Move your chair over toward the fire.

Overadverb

To one's place of residence or business

invited us over for cocktails.

Overadverb

Throughout an entire area or region

wandered all over.

Overadverb

To a different opinion or allegiance

win someone over.

Overadverb

So as to be comprehensible, acceptable, or effective; across

eventually got my point over.

Overadverb

To a different person, condition, or title

sign the property over.

Overadverb

So as to be completely enclosed or covered

The river froze over. Engineers sealed the tunnel entrance over.

Overadverb

Completely through; from beginning to end

Think the problem over. Let's read the memo over.

Overadverb

From an upright position

kicked the bookstand over.

Overadverb

From an upward position to an inverted or reversed position

turn the paper over.

Overadverb

Another time; again

counted his cards over.had to do it over.

Overadverb

In repetition

made me write it ten times over.

Overadverb

In addition or excess; in surplus

lots of food left over.

Overadverb

Beyond or until a specified time

stay a day over.

Overadverb

At an end

Summer is over.

Overnoun

A series of six balls bowled from one end of a cricket pitch.

Oververb

To jump over

Horse and rider overed the stile with ease.

Overinterjunction

Used in two-way radio to indicate that a transmission is complete and a reply is awaited.

Overadjective

Discontinued; ended or concluded.

The show is over.

Overadverb

Thoroughly; completely; from beginning to end.

Let's talk over the project at tomorrow's meeting.Let me think that over.I'm going to look over our department's expenses.

Overadverb

To an excessive degree; overly.

Overadverb

From an upright position to being horizontal.

He tipped the bottle over, and the water came gushing out.That building just fell over!He bent over to touch his toes.

Overadverb

Horizontally; left to right or right to left.

Slide the toilet-paper dispenser's door over when one roll is empty in order to reveal the other.I moved over to make room for him to sit down.

Overadverb

From one position or state to another.

Please pass that over to me.He came over to our way of thinking on the new project.Come over and play!I'll bring over a pizza.

Overadverb

Overnight throughout the night.

We stayed over at Grandma's.Can I sleep over?

Overadverb

Again; another time; once more; over again.

I lost my paper and I had to do the entire assignment over.

Overadverb

(procedure word, military) a procedure word meaning that a station is finished transmitting and is expecting a response.

Bravo Six, this is Bravo Six Four. Stand by for ten mike report one dash three, over.Bravo Six Four, this is Bravo Six Actual. Send your traffic, over.

Overnoun

(cricket) A set of six legal balls bowled.

Overnoun

Any surplus amount of money, goods delivered, etc.

Overnoun

A shore, riverbank.

The sea's over.

Overpreposition

Physical positioning.

Overpreposition

On top of; above; higher than; further up.

Hold the sign up over your head.climb up the ladder and look over [the roof]

Overpreposition

Across or spanning.

There is a bridge over the river.

Overpreposition

In such a way as to cover.

drape the fabric over the table;there is a roof over the house

Overpreposition

From one physical position to another via an obstacle that must be traversed vertically, first upwards and then downwards.

The dog jumped over the fence.I'll go over [the fence] first and then help you.Let's walk over the hill to get there.

Overpreposition

By comparison.

Overpreposition

More than; to a greater degree.

I prefer the purple over the pink.

Overpreposition

Beyond; past; exceeding; too much or too far.

I think I’m over my limit for calories for today.

Overpreposition

(in certain collocations) As compared to.

Sales are down this quarter over last.

Overpreposition

(mathematics) Divided by.

four over two equals two over one

Overpreposition

(poker) Separates the three of a kind from the pair in a full house.

9♦9♠9♣6♥6♠ = nines over sixes

Overpreposition

Finished with; done with; from one state to another via a hindrance that must be solved or defeated; or via a third state that represents a significant difference from the first two.

We got over the engineering problems and the prototype works great.I am over my cold and feel great again.I know the referee made a bad call, but you have to get over it [your annoyance with the referee's decision].She is finally over [the distress of] losing her job.He is finally over his [distress over the loss of the relationship with his] ex-girlfriend.

Overpreposition

While using, especially while consuming.

Overpreposition

Concerning or regarding.

The two boys had a fight over whose girlfriend was the best.

Overpreposition

Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding.

We triumphed over difficulties.The bill was passed over the veto.It was a fine victory over their opponents.

Overinterjection

In radio communications: end of sentence, ready to receive reply.

How do you receive? Over!

Overnoun

(cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England but 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

Overadjective

having come or been brought to a conclusion;

the harvesting was completethe affair is over, ended, finishedthe abruptly terminated interview

Overadverb

at or to a point across intervening space etc.;

come over and see us some timeover there

Overadverb

throughout an area;

he is known the world over

Overadverb

in such a manner as to be understood and accepted;

she cannot get her ideas across

Overadverb

throughout a period of time;

stay over the weekend