overshadow


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Related to overshadow: deteriorating

o·ver·shad·ow

 (ō′vər-shăd′ō)
tr.v. o·ver·shad·owed, o·ver·shad·ow·ing, o·ver·shad·ows
1. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
2. To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.

overshadow

(ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ)
vb (tr)
1. to render insignificant or less important in comparison
2. to cast a shadow or gloom over

o•ver•shad•ow

(ˌoʊ vərˈʃæd oʊ)

v.t.
1. to exceed in importance or significance.
2. to cast a shadow over.
[before 900]

overshadow


Past participle: overshadowed
Gerund: overshadowing

Imperative
overshadow
overshadow
Present
I overshadow
you overshadow
he/she/it overshadows
we overshadow
you overshadow
they overshadow
Preterite
I overshadowed
you overshadowed
he/she/it overshadowed
we overshadowed
you overshadowed
they overshadowed
Present Continuous
I am overshadowing
you are overshadowing
he/she/it is overshadowing
we are overshadowing
you are overshadowing
they are overshadowing
Present Perfect
I have overshadowed
you have overshadowed
he/she/it has overshadowed
we have overshadowed
you have overshadowed
they have overshadowed
Past Continuous
I was overshadowing
you were overshadowing
he/she/it was overshadowing
we were overshadowing
you were overshadowing
they were overshadowing
Past Perfect
I had overshadowed
you had overshadowed
he/she/it had overshadowed
we had overshadowed
you had overshadowed
they had overshadowed
Future
I will overshadow
you will overshadow
he/she/it will overshadow
we will overshadow
you will overshadow
they will overshadow
Future Perfect
I will have overshadowed
you will have overshadowed
he/she/it will have overshadowed
we will have overshadowed
you will have overshadowed
they will have overshadowed
Future Continuous
I will be overshadowing
you will be overshadowing
he/she/it will be overshadowing
we will be overshadowing
you will be overshadowing
they will be overshadowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overshadowing
you have been overshadowing
he/she/it has been overshadowing
we have been overshadowing
you have been overshadowing
they have been overshadowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overshadowing
you will have been overshadowing
he/she/it will have been overshadowing
we will have been overshadowing
you will have been overshadowing
they will have been overshadowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overshadowing
you had been overshadowing
he/she/it had been overshadowing
we had been overshadowing
you had been overshadowing
they had been overshadowing
Conditional
I would overshadow
you would overshadow
he/she/it would overshadow
we would overshadow
you would overshadow
they would overshadow
Past Conditional
I would have overshadowed
you would have overshadowed
he/she/it would have overshadowed
we would have overshadowed
you would have overshadowed
they would have overshadowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overshadow - be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
bulk large, brood, loom, hover - hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
2.overshadow - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
overtop, overlook, command, dominate - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
3.overshadow - cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
becloud, befog, fog, haze over, obnubilate, obscure, mist, cloud - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
occult, eclipse - cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention; "The Sun eclipses the moon today"; "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies"

overshadow

verb
1. spoil, ruin, mar, wreck, scar, blight, mess up, take the edge off, put a damper on, cast a gloom upon, take the pleasure or enjoyment out of Her mother's illness overshadowed her childhood.
2. outshine, eclipse, surpass, dwarf, rise above, upstage, outclass, take precedence over, be superior to, tower above, be head and shoulders above, steal the limelight from, leave or put in the shade, render insignificant by comparison, throw into the shade I'm sorry to say that she overshadowed her less attractive sister.
3. shade, cloud, eclipse, darken, overcast, adumbrate one of the towers that overshadow the square

overshadow

verb
Translations
يَتَفَوَّق على، يُلْقي ظِلاّ على
zastínit
overskygge
skyggja á
obumbro
aizēnot
gölgede bırakmak

overshadow

[ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ] VT
1. (lit) → hacer sombra a
2. (fig) → eclipsar
it was overshadowed by greater eventsfue eclipsado por sucesos de mayor trascendencia
the event was overshadowed by his deathsu muerte ensombreció el acontecimiento

overshadow

[ˌəʊvərˈʃædəʊ] vt
(= cloud) [+ event, feeling] → assombrir
[+ person] → éclipser
to be overshadowed by sb/sth → être éclipsé par qn/qch
She is overshadowed by her younger sister → Elle est éclipsée par sa sœur cadette.
[+ place, building] → projeter son ombre sur
the tower that overshadows the square → la tour qui projette son ombre sur le square
to be overshadowed by trees → être dans l'ombre des arbres

overshadow

[ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ] vt (fig) → eclissare

overshadow

(əuvəˈʃadou) verb
to make less important especially by being much better than. With her beauty and wit she quite overshadowed her sister.
References in classic literature ?
Be silent in that solitude Which is not loneliness - for then The spirits of the dead who stood In life before thee are again In death around thee - and their will Shall then overshadow thee: be still.
How many generations of the majestic trees which overshadow them have grown and flourished and decayed since first they were erected!
They were warlike little nations and defied, in those days, governments that overshadow them now as mountains overshadow molehills.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's square wall of a forehead, which had his eyebrows for its base, while his eyes found commodious cellarage in two dark caves, overshadowed by the wall.
This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally overshadowed it, or whether, as there is far authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door, we shall not take upon us to determine.
Steele is always overshadowed by his great friend, for whom he had such a generous admiration that he was glad to be so overshadowed.
During the first weeks of his stay in Petersburg Prince Andrew felt the whole trend of thought he had formed during his life of seclusion quite overshadowed by the trifling cares that engrossed him in that city.
When he cared to talk, he talked well; but, the cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him.
And the sailing of any vessel afloat is an art whose fine form seems already receding from us on its way to the overshadowed Valley of Oblivion.
Athos fixed upon Bragelonne a searching look, overshadowed indeed by a slight sadness.
Overshadowed by the obscurity in the opposite corner, I discovered the high-backed arm-chair of carved wood in which the Sibyl of the cottage sat on the memorable day when she warned us of our coming separation, and gave us her blessing for the last time.
It was a still better reason for awarding him a species of familiar reverence that Uncle Venner was himself the most ancient existence, whether of man or thing, in Pyncheon Street, except the House of the Seven Gables, and perhaps the elm that overshadowed it.