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o·ver·cast

 (ō′vər-kăst′, ō′vər-kăst′)
adj.
1.
a. Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist.
b. Clouded over.
2. Gloomy; melancholy.
3. Sewn with long, overlying stitches in order to prevent raveling, as the raw edges of fabric.
n. (ō′vər-kăst′)
1. A covering, as of mist or clouds.
2. An arch or support for a passage over another passage in a mine.
3. A cast made in fishing that falls beyond the point intended.
4. An overcast stitch or seam.
v. (ō′vər-kăst′, ō′vər-kăst′) o·ver·cast, o·ver·cast·ing, o·ver·casts
v.tr.
1. To make cloudy or gloomy.
2. To cast beyond (the intended point) with a fishing rod.
3. To sew with long, overlying stitches.
v.intr.
To become cloudy or gloomy.

overcast

adj
1. covered over or obscured, esp by clouds
2. (Physical Geography) meteorol (of the sky) more than 95 per cent cloud-covered
3. gloomy or melancholy
4. (Knitting & Sewing) sewn over by overcasting
vb
5. to make or become overclouded or gloomy
6. (Knitting & Sewing) to sew (an edge, as of a hem) with long stitches passing successively over the edge
n
7. a covering, as of clouds or mist
8. (Physical Geography) meteorol the state of the sky when more than 95 per cent of it is cloud-covered
9. (Mining & Quarrying) mining a crossing of two passages without an intersection

o•ver•cast

(adj. ˈoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, -ˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; v. ˌoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; n. ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst)

adj., v. -cast, -cast•ing,
n. adj.
1.
a. overspread with clouds; cloudy.
b. (of the sky) more than 95 percent covered by clouds.
2. dark; gloomy.
v.t.
3. to overcloud; darken.
4. to sew (fabric) with long, spaced stitches passing successively over an edge.
n.
5. the condition of the sky when more than 95 percent covered by clouds.
[1175–1225]

overcast


Past participle: overcast
Gerund: overcasting

Imperative
overcast
overcast
Present
I overcast
you overcast
he/she/it overcasts
we overcast
you overcast
they overcast
Preterite
I overcast
you overcast
he/she/it overcast
we overcast
you overcast
they overcast
Present Continuous
I am overcasting
you are overcasting
he/she/it is overcasting
we are overcasting
you are overcasting
they are overcasting
Present Perfect
I have overcast
you have overcast
he/she/it has overcast
we have overcast
you have overcast
they have overcast
Past Continuous
I was overcasting
you were overcasting
he/she/it was overcasting
we were overcasting
you were overcasting
they were overcasting
Past Perfect
I had overcast
you had overcast
he/she/it had overcast
we had overcast
you had overcast
they had overcast
Future
I will overcast
you will overcast
he/she/it will overcast
we will overcast
you will overcast
they will overcast
Future Perfect
I will have overcast
you will have overcast
he/she/it will have overcast
we will have overcast
you will have overcast
they will have overcast
Future Continuous
I will be overcasting
you will be overcasting
he/she/it will be overcasting
we will be overcasting
you will be overcasting
they will be overcasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overcasting
you have been overcasting
he/she/it has been overcasting
we have been overcasting
you have been overcasting
they have been overcasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overcasting
you will have been overcasting
he/she/it will have been overcasting
we will have been overcasting
you will have been overcasting
they will have been overcasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overcasting
you had been overcasting
he/she/it had been overcasting
we had been overcasting
you had been overcasting
they had been overcasting
Conditional
I would overcast
you would overcast
he/she/it would overcast
we would overcast
you would overcast
they would overcast
Past Conditional
I would have overcast
you would have overcast
he/she/it would have overcast
we would have overcast
you would have overcast
they would have overcast
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overcast - the state of the sky when it is covered by cloudsovercast - the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
bad weather, inclemency, inclementness - weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
2.overcast - gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
semidarkness - partial darkness
3.overcast - a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent ravelingovercast - a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
whipstitch, whipstitching, whipping - a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
4.overcast - a cast that falls beyond the intended spot
casting, cast - the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
Verb1.overcast - make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
fog up - get foggy; "The windshield fogged up"
haze - become hazy, dull, or cloudy
brighten, clear, light up, clear up - become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"
2.overcast - sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
oversew - sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
3.overcast - sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next; "overcast books"
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
Adj.1.overcast - filled or abounding with clouds
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"

overcast

adjective cloudy, grey, dull, threatening, dark, clouded, dim, gloomy, dismal, murky, dreary, leaden, clouded over, sunless, louring or lowering It was a cold, wintry, overcast afternoon.
clear, fine, bright, brilliant, sunny, cloudless, unclouded

overcast

verb
Translations
مُظْلِم، مُعْتِم، مُتَلَبِّد بالغُيوممُعْتِم
oblačný
overskyet
pilvinen
oblačan
skÿjaîur
曇った
잔뜩 흐린
apmācies, mākoņains
mulen
มีเฆมมาก
u ám

overcast

[ˈəʊvəkɑːst] ADJ [sky] → encapotado, cubierto; [day] → nublado
to grow overcastnublarse

overcast

[ˈəʊvərkɑːst] adj [sky] → couvert(e); [afternoon, morning] → couvert(e)
The sky was overcast → Le ciel était couvert.
For three days it was overcast → Pendant trois jours, le temps a été couvert.

overcast

[ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst] adjnuvoloso/a, coperto/a

overcast

(əuvəˈkaːst) adjective
cloudy. on a slightly overcast day.

overcast

مُعْتِم oblačný overskyet bedeckt νεφοσκεπής encapotado pilvinen couvert oblačan coperto 曇った 잔뜩 흐린 bewolkt overskyet przygnębiony nublado затянутый облаками mulen มีเฆมมาก bulutlu u ám 阴天的
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It was early dusk of a fall evening and the sky was overcast with clouds.
The round, keen eyes of the black child were overcast with tears;--large, bright drops rolled heavily down, one by one, and fell on the little white hand.
Presently the sky became overcast, and the captain came aft looking uneasy.
It was the first of June; yet the morning was overcast and chilly: rain beat fast on my casement.
Heathcliff's face brightened a moment; then it was overcast afresh, and he sighed.
THE early morning, when Magdalen rose and looked out, was cloudy and overcast.
When he got out of the house, the air was cold and sad, the dull sky overcast, the river dark and dim, the whole scene like a lifeless desert.
In another hour it had much increased, and the sky was more overcast, and blew hard.
For, if you observed, he rose in his stirrups, as thereby meaning to overcast the mark; and so he would have done, but Fangs happening to bound up at the very moment, received a scratch, which I will be bound to heal with a penny's breadth of tar.
Clouds were rising from the east, and already overcast a part of the heavens.
Pale, with a dull eye and heavy heart, all the noble features of that face, usually so calm and serene, were overcast by grief.