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overcast

verb over·cast

Definition of overcast

overcast

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overcasting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1play \ˌō-vər-ˈkast, ˈō-vər-ˌkast\ :  darken, overshadow

  3. 2play \ˈō-vər-ˌkast\ :  to sew (raw edges of a seam) with long slanting widely spaced stitches to prevent raveling

Examples of overcast in a sentence

  1. an impenetrable fog overcast our view of the harbor

14th Century

First Known Use of overcast

14th century


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overcast

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adjective over·cast \ˈō-vər-ˌkast, ˌō-vər-ˈkast\

Definition of overcast

  1. :  clouded over an overcast day

Examples of overcast in a sentence

  1. It was an overcast morning.

  2. They worked in overcast conditions.

1536

First Known Use of overcast

1536


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overcast

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noun over·cast \ˈō-vər-ˌkast\

Definition of overcast

  1. :  covering; especially :  a covering of clouds over the sky

1637

First Known Use of overcast

1637


OVERCAST Defined for English Language Learners


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overcast

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adjective over·cast \ˈō-vər-ˌkast, ˌō-vər-ˈkast\

Definition of overcast for English Language Learners

  • : covered with clouds : darkened by clouds


OVERCAST Defined for Kids

overcast

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adjective over·cast \ˈō-vər-ˌkast\

Definition of overcast for Students

  1. :  covered with or darkened by clouds



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