Definition of overshadow
1 : to cast a shadow over
2 : to exceed in importance : outweigh
Examples of overshadow in a Sentence
The pitcher's outstanding performance should not overshadow the achievements of the rest of the team.
large trees overshadow the yard and darken the house for much of the day
Recent Examples of overshadow from the Web
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But the sport has moved on, too, no more weighed down by his negativity and rancor that overshadowed the peloton’s amazing athletic performances.
Samford's rejection of Baptist funding overshadowed Westmoreland's stance against allowing the board to vote on whether the Samford Together student group could form, Blalock said.
The draft order, first obtained by The New York Times, has been overshadowed by the political drama over the health bill on the Hill.
But both sides agree: While much of Trump's policy agenda is mired in legal and legislative delays, hampered by poor execution and overshadowed by the Russia investigations, the EPA is acting.
Those shortcomings are ultimately overshadowed by everything else the film offers.
Unfortunately, his latest video for his new album Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls is filled with controversy, overshadowing the music completely.
After overshadowing the Division III landscape for much of the past 23 years, is next spring the moment when Salisbury slides back to the rest of the pack?
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First Known Use of overshadow
before 12th century
OVERSHADOW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overshadow for English Language Learners
: to cause (something or someone) to seem less important or impressive when compared to something or someone else
: to make (something) less enjoyable because of sadness, fear, or worry
: to cast a shadow over (something)
OVERSHADOW Defined for Kids
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