Definition of overspread
: to spread over or above
overspreadplay \ˈō-vər-ˌspred\ 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 of overspread from the Web
Warm, rather humid air is due to overspread the area by Tuesday.
Today (Thursday): Sunshine should start the day as thin high clouds overspread the area but the lower clouds increase by later in the morning.
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First Known Use of overspread
before 12th century
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