over·​spread | \ ˌō-vər-ˈspred How to pronounce overspread (audio) \
overspread; overspreading

Definition of overspread

transitive verb

: to spread over or above

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Other Words from overspread

overspread \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌspred How to pronounce overspread (audio) \ noun

Examples of overspread in a Sentence

the butter should evenly overspread the baking pan autumn leaves overspreading one another on the lawn to form a colorful mosaic
Recent Examples on the Web Moderate to heavy rain will continue to overspread North Texas through the morning hours. Dallas News, "Additional rain and storms possible," 18 Mar. 2020 The National Weather Service says once the storm moves out of the area, arctic air is forecast to overspread the state. Mike Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Storm drops as much as 7.5 inches of snow in Milwaukee area; city declares snow emergency for Saturday night," 18 Jan. 2020 Widespread rain will develop and overspread the area on Monday. Dallas News, "Wet start to the week," 29 Mar. 2020 According to the National Weather Service of White Lake/Detroit, 3-6 inches of snow is forecasted to overspread southeast Michigan Wednesday night into Thursday. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "3-6 inches of snow and bitter cold headed to metro Detroit, NWS forecasts," 12 Feb. 2020 Snow will likely overspread the state by lunchtime Sunday and the snowfall will be heavy. David Owens, courant.com, "Heavy snow coming, 8 to 12 inches forecast in northwest hills, 4-9 inches near Hartford, less at the shore," 29 Nov. 2019 The upward motion would arrive from the west over the Gulf of Mexico first before overspreading the rest of the tropical Atlantic. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "5 p.m. - Tropical storm warning issued for northwest Bahamas," 12 Sep. 2019 High pressure will bring mostly sunny skies across Connecticut Saturday morning, but clouds from a storm system to the southwest will start to overspread the region during the afternoon. courant.com, "Sunny start on Saturday but afternoon clouds will arrive," 22 Nov. 2019 An early-arriving winter continues to wallop southern Wisconsin, with Milwaukee on Monday setting its third daily snowfall record in the past 12 days as the coldest air of the season was set to overspread the region. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee sets third daily snowfall record in past two weeks as early winter continues to grip Wisconsin; record low temperatures possible," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of overspread

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overspread was before the 12th century

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29 May 2020

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“Overspread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overspread. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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