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 for Over all
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Over \O"ver\ ([=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, Eaves, Hyper-, Orlop, Super-,
     Sovereign, Up.]
     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.
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              The mercy seat that is over the testimony. --Ex.
                                                    xxx. 6.
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              Over them gleamed far off the crimson banners of
              morning.                              --Longfellow.
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     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.
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              Certain lakes . . . poison birds which fly over
              them.                                 --Bacon.
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     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
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     4. Above; -- implying superiority in excellence, dignity,
        condition, or value; as, the advantages which the
        Christian world has over the heathen. --Swift.
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     5. Above in authority or station; -- implying government,
        direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.;
        -- opposed to under.
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              Thou shalt be over my house.          --Gen. xli.
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              I will make thee rules over many things. --Matt.
                                                    xxv. 23.
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              Dost thou not watch over my sin ?     --Job xiv. 16.
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              His tender mercies are over all his works. --Ps.
                                                    cxlv. 9.
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     6. Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of;
        as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
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     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.
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     8. Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it
        cost over five dollars. "Over all this." --Chaucer.
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     9. Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of;
        notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the
        bill was passed over the veto.
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     Note: Over, in poetry, is often contracted into o'er.
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     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
           autograph, etc.
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     Over all (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
            the stairs.
        (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
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  All \All\, n.
     The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing;
     everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole;
     totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at
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           Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
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           All that thou seest is mine.             --Gen. xxxi.
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     Note: All is used with of, like a partitive; as, all of a
           thing, all of us.
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     After all, after considering everything to the contrary;
     All in all, a phrase which signifies all things to a
        person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
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              Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee,
              Forever.                              --Milton.
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              Trust me not at all, or all in all.   --Tennyson.
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     All in the wind (Naut.), a phrase denoting that the sails
        are parallel with the course of the wind, so as to shake.
     All told, all counted; in all.
     And all, and the rest; and everything connected. "Bring our
        crown and all." --Shak.
     At all.
     (a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] "She is a
         shrew at al(l)." --Chaucer.
     (b) A phrase much used by way of enforcement or emphasis,
         usually in negative or interrogative sentences, and
         signifying in any way or respect; in the least degree or
         to the least extent; in the least; under any
         circumstances; as, he has no ambition at all; has he any
         property at all? "Nothing at all." --Shak. "If thy father
         at all miss me." --1 Sam. xx. 6.
     Over all, everywhere. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     Note: All is much used in composition to enlarge the meaning,
           or add force to a word. In some instances, it is
           completely incorporated into words, and its final
           consonant is dropped, as in almighty, already, always:
           but, in most instances, it is an adverb prefixed to
           adjectives or participles, but usually with a hyphen,
           as, all-bountiful, all-glorious, allimportant,
           all-surrounding, etc. In others it is an adjective; as,
           allpower, all-giver. Anciently many words, as, alabout,
           alaground, etc., were compounded with all, which are
           now written separately.
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