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

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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 Snow will then overspread the region, including Greater Cincinnati. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "High in the 60s then cold front brings freezing temps, snow: What to expect," 20 Apr. 2021 In the upper atmosphere, even stronger winds will overspread as a disturbance in the jet stream passes to our north. Washington Post, "Severe thunderstorms possible in D.C. area Sunday for first time this year," 26 Mar. 2021 This is when snow and ice will overspread the lower Ohio Valley and Appalachians. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "Major snowstorm bears down on the Northeast, with blizzard conditions likely," 15 Dec. 2020 Rain will overspread the region overnight, but the precipitation will be on the light side. courant.com, "Chance for afternoon showers on Friday," 3 Dec. 2020 Showers will overspread the state midday and should become heavy at times during the afternoon and evening hours. courant.com, "Storm system approaching region on Monday," 27 Nov. 2020 Rain and wind has already overspread the region ahead of the storm, but tropical-storm-force winds could begin late Sunday afternoon and continue though Monday night, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Molleda. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Tropical Storm Eta could become a hurricane Sunday on a track toward Florida," 8 Nov. 2020 Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy skies overspread the area. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Cool and sunny today, with temperatures warming up in the days to come," 17 Oct. 2020 These include the Arctic Oscillation and the North Atlantic Oscillation, which influence the number and intensity of arctic air masses that overspread the central and eastern U.S. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Winter should be mostly mild with few blizzards, but much of US could see drought, forecasters say," 16 Oct. 2020

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Overspread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overspread. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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