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over against Explained

Over against at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Over \O"ver\, adv.
1. From one side to another; from side to side; across;
crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a
foot in diameter.

2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the
opposite side of a space or barrier; -- used with verbs of
motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the
money; to go over to the enemy. ``We will pass over to
Gibeah.'' --Judges xix. 12. Also, with verbs of being: At,
or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.

3. From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or
expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock
of goods; a dress covered over with jewels.

4. From inside to outside, above or across the brim.

Good measure, pressed down . . . and running over.
--Luke vi. 38.

5. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity;
superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work
over. ``So over violent.'' --Dryden.

He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi.

6. In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top;
as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to
turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.

7. At an end; beyond the limit of continuance; completed;
finished. ``Their distress was over.'' --Macaulay. ``The
feast was over.'' --Sir W. Scott.

Note: Over, out, off, and similar adverbs, are often used in
the predicate with the sense and force of adjectives,
agreeing in this respect with the adverbs of place,
here, there, everywhere, nowhere; as, the games were
over; the play is over; the master was out; his hat is

Note: Over is much used in composition, with the same
significations that it has as a separate word; as in
overcast, overflow, to cast or flow so as to spread
over or cover; overhang, to hang above; overturn, to
turn so as to bring the underside towards the top;
overact, overreach, to act or reach beyond, implying
excess or superiority.

{All over}.
(a) Over the whole; upon all parts; completely; as, he is
spatterd with mud all over.
(b) Wholly over; at an end; as, it is all over with him.

{Over again}, once more; with repetition; afresh; anew.

{Over against}, opposite; in front. --Addison.

{Over and above}, in a manner, or degree, beyond what is
supposed, defined, or usual; besides; in addition; as, not
over and above well. ``He . . . gained, over and above,
the good will of all people.'' --L' Estrange.

{Over and over}, repeatedly; again and again.

{To boil over}. See under {Boil}, v. i.

{To come it over}, {To do over}, {To give over}, etc. See
under {Come}, {Do}, {Give}, etc.

{To throw over}, to abandon; to betray. Cf. {To throw
overboard}, under {Overboard}.