Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Outwin transitive verb To win a way out of. [ Obsolete]

Outwind transitive verb To extricate by winding; to unloose. [ R.] Spenser. Dr. H. More.

Outwing transitive verb To surpass, exceed, or outstrip in flying. Garth.

Outwit transitive verb To surpass in wisdom, esp. in cunning; to defeat or overreach by superior craft.

They did so much outwit and outwealth us !
Gauden.

Outwit noun The faculty of acquiring wisdom by observation and experience, or the wisdom so acquired; -- opposed to inwit . [ Obsolete] Piers Plowman.

Outwoe transitive verb To exceed in woe. [ Obsolete]

Outwork transitive verb To exceed in working; to work more or faster than.

Outwork noun (Fort.) A minor defense constructed beyond the main body of a work, as a ravelin, lunette, hornwork, etc. Wilhelm.

Outworth transitive verb To exceed in worth. [ R.]

Outwrest transitive verb To extort; to draw from or forth by violence. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Outwrite transitive verb To exceed or excel in writing.

Outzany transitive verb To exceed in buffoonery. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Ouvarovite noun [ Named from the Russian Count Uvaroff .] (Min.) Chrome garnet.

Ouze noun & v. See Ooze . [ Obsolete]

Ouzel noun (Zoology) Same as Ousel .

The mellow ouzel fluted in the elm.
Tennyson.

Ova noun plural See Ovum .

Oval adjective [ French ovale , from Latin ovum egg. Confer Egg , Ovum .]
1. Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception; as, oval conceptions. [ Obsolete]

2. Having the figure of an egg; oblong and curvilinear, with one end broader than the other, or with both ends of about the same breadth; in popular usage, elliptical.

3. (Botany) Broadly elliptical.

Oval chuck (Mech.) , a lathe chuck so constructed that work attached to it, and cut by the turning tool in the usual manner, becomes of an oval form.

Oval noun A body or figure in the shape of an egg, or popularly, of an ellipse.

Cassinian oval (Geom.) , the locus of a point the product of whose distances from two fixed points is constant; -- so called from Cassini , who first investigated the curve. Thus, in the diagram, if P moves so that P A.P B is constant, the point P describes a Cassinian oval. The locus may consist of a single closed line, as shown by the dotted line, or of two equal ovals about the points A and B.

Ovalbumin, Ovalbumen noun [ Ovum + albumin .] (Physiol. Chem.) The albumin from white of eggs; egg albumin; -- in distinction from serum albumin . See Albumin .

Ovaliform adjective [ Oval + -form .] Having the form of an egg; having a figure such that any section in the direction of the shorter diameter will be circular, and any in the direction of the longer diameter will be oval.

Ovally adverb In an oval form.

Ovant adjective [ Latin ovans triumphant, present participle of ovare to exult.] Exultant. [ Obsolete] Holland.

Ovarian, Ovarial adjective Of or pertaining to an ovary.

Ovariole noun (Zoology) One of the tubes of which the ovaries of most insects are composed.

Ovariotomist noun One who performs, or is skilled in, ovariotomy.

Ovariotomy noun [ Ovarium + Greek ... to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of removing one or both of the ovaries; oöphorectomy.

Ovarious adjective Consisting of eggs; as, ovarious food. [ R.] Thomson.

Ovaritis noun [ New Latin See Ovarium , and -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the ovaries.

Ovarium noun ; plural Latin Ovaria , English Ovariums . [ New Latin ] An ovary. See Ovary .

Ovary noun ; plural Ovaries . [ New Latin ovarium , from Latin ovum egg: confer French ovaire . See Oval .]
1. (Botany) That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of Flower .

2. (Zoology & Anat.) The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora .

Ovate adjective [ Latin ovatus , from ovum egg. See Oval .]


1. Shaped like an egg, with the lower extremity broadest.

2. (Botany) Having the shape of an egg, or of the longitudinal sectior of an egg, with the broader end basal. Gray.

Ovate-acuminate adjective Having an ovate form, but narrowed at the end into a slender point.

Ovate-cylindraceous adjective Having a form intermediate between ovate and cylindraceous.

Ovate-lanceolate adjective Having a form intermediate between ovate and lanceolate.

Ovate-oblong adjective Oblong. with one end narrower than the other; ovato-oblong.

Ovate-rotundate adjective Having a form intermediate between that of an egg and a sphere; roundly ovate.

Ovate-subulate adjective Having an ovate form, but with a subulate tip or extremity.

Ovated adjective Ovate.

Ovation noun [ Latin ovatio , from ovare to exult, rejoice, triumph in an ovation; confer Greek ... to shout: confer French ovation .]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.

2. Hence: An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite.

To rain an April of ovation round
Their statues.
Tennyson.

Ovato-acuminate adjective Same as Ovate-acuminate .

Ovato-cylindraceous adjective Same as Ovate-cylindraceous .

Ovato-oblong adjective Same as Ovate-oblong .

Ovato-rotundate adjective Same as Ovate-rotundate .

Oven noun [ Anglo-Saxon ofen ; akin to Dutch oven , Old High German ofan , ovan , German ofen , Icelandic ofn , Danish ovn , Swedish ugn , Goth. aúhns , Greek ..., Sanskrit ukhā pot.] A place arched over with brick or stonework, and used for baking, heating, or drying; hence, any structure, whether fixed or portable, which may be heated for baking, drying, etc.; esp., now, a chamber in a stove, used for baking or roasting.

Ovenbird noun (Zoology) (a) Any species of the genus Furnarius , allied to the creepers. They inhabit South America and the West Indies, and construct curious oven-shaped nests. (b) In the United States, Seiurus aurocapillus ; -- called also golden-crowned thrush . (c) In England, sometimes applied to the willow warbler, and to the long-tailed titmouse.

Over preposition [ Anglo-Saxon ofer ; akin to Dutch over , German über , Old High German ubir , ubar , Danish over , Swedish öfver , Icelandic yfir , Goth. ufar , Latin super , Greek ..., Sanskrit upari . ...199. Confer 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.

The mercy seat that is over the testimony.
Ex. xxx. 6.

Over them gleamed far off the crimson banners of morning.
Longfellow.

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 them.
Bacon.

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 city.

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. 40.

I will make thee rules over many things.
Matt. xxv. 23.

Dost thou not watch over my sin ?
Job xiv. 16.

His tender mercies are over all his works.
Ps. cxlv. 9.

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." Chaucer.

9. Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto.

» Over , in poetry, is often contracted into o'er .

» 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.

Over all (Her.) , placed over or upon other bearings, and therefore hinding them in part; -- said of a charge. -- Over head and ears , beyond one's depth; completely; wholly; hopelessly; as, over head and ears in debt. [ Colloq.] -- Over the left . See under Left . -- To run over (Machinery) , 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 piece.

Over adverb
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. 18.

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.

» 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 off .

» Over is much used in composition, with the same significations that it has as a separate word; as in over cast, over flow, to cast or flow so as to spread over or cover; over hang, to hang above; over turn, to turn so as to bring the underside towards the top; over act, over reach, 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. Dryden. -- 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 , intransitive verb -- To come it over , To do over , To give over , etc. See under Come , Do , Give , etc. -- To throw over , to abandon; to betray. Confer To throw overboard , under Overboard .

Over adjective Upper; covering; higher; superior; also, excessive; too much or too great; -- chiefly used in composition; as, over shoes, over coat, over - garment, over lord, over work, over haste.

Over noun (Cricket) A certain number of balls (usually four) delivered successively from behind one wicket, after which the ball is bowled from behind the other wicket as many times, the fielders changing places.

Overabound intransitive verb To be exceedingly plenty or superabundant. Pope.