overspread


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o·ver·spread

 (ō′vər-sprĕd′)
tr.v. o·ver·spread, o·ver·spread·ing, o·ver·spreads
To spread or extend over the surface of: Dark clouds are overspreading the sky.

o′ver·spread′ n.

overspread

(ˌəʊvəˈsprɛd)
vb (tr)
to spread across or over (something)

o•ver•spread

(ˌoʊ vərˈsprɛd)

v.t. -spread, -spread•ing.
to spread or diffuse over: A smile overspread her face.
[before 1000]

overspread


Past participle: overspread
Gerund: overspreading

Imperative
overspread
overspread
Present
I overspread
you overspread
he/she/it overspreads
we overspread
you overspread
they overspread
Preterite
I overspread
you overspread
he/she/it overspread
we overspread
you overspread
they overspread
Present Continuous
I am overspreading
you are overspreading
he/she/it is overspreading
we are overspreading
you are overspreading
they are overspreading
Present Perfect
I have overspread
you have overspread
he/she/it has overspread
we have overspread
you have overspread
they have overspread
Past Continuous
I was overspreading
you were overspreading
he/she/it was overspreading
we were overspreading
you were overspreading
they were overspreading
Past Perfect
I had overspread
you had overspread
he/she/it had overspread
we had overspread
you had overspread
they had overspread
Future
I will overspread
you will overspread
he/she/it will overspread
we will overspread
you will overspread
they will overspread
Future Perfect
I will have overspread
you will have overspread
he/she/it will have overspread
we will have overspread
you will have overspread
they will have overspread
Future Continuous
I will be overspreading
you will be overspreading
he/she/it will be overspreading
we will be overspreading
you will be overspreading
they will be overspreading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overspreading
you have been overspreading
he/she/it has been overspreading
we have been overspreading
you have been overspreading
they have been overspreading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overspreading
you will have been overspreading
he/she/it will have been overspreading
we will have been overspreading
you will have been overspreading
they will have been overspreading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overspreading
you had been overspreading
he/she/it had been overspreading
we had been overspreading
you had been overspreading
they had been overspreading
Conditional
I would overspread
you would overspread
he/she/it would overspread
we would overspread
you would overspread
they would overspread
Past Conditional
I would have overspread
you would have overspread
he/she/it would have overspread
we would have overspread
you would have overspread
they would have overspread
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overspread - spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
cover, extend, continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
transgress - spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"
References in classic literature ?
With amazement did his eagle and serpent gaze upon him: for a coming bliss overspread his countenance like the rosy dawn.
Comparing the humped herds of whales with the humped herds of buffalo, which, not forty years ago, overspread by tens of thousands the prairies of Illinois and Missouri, and shook their iron manes and scowled with their thunder-clotted brows upon the sites of populous river-capitals, where now the polite broker sells you land at a dollar an inch; in such a comparison an irresistible argument would seem furnished, to show that the hunted whale cannot now escape speedy extinction.
Having scrutinised the house from top to bottom, he rubbed his hands, a broad smile overspread his features, and he said joyfully, "This is just what I wanted
A pretty flush overspread her face and she answered,
The golden skirts of day were yet lingering upon the hills, but deep shades obscured the hollow and the pool, as if sombre night were rising thence to overspread the world.
As soon as the requisite degree of heat is attained, the embers are removed, and the surface of the stones being covered with thick layers of leaves, one of the large packages of Tutao is deposited upon them and overspread with another layer of leaves.
The man saw it too, and the look of terror that overspread his face assured me that I need have no further concern as to him, for the fear of certain death was in his look.
A look of the utmost determination overspread Bill's face.
Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled web-work from the eaves.
Their eyes instantly met, and the cheeks of both were overspread with the deepest blush.
It was the first time she had admitted it, and a glow overspread her face, blotching it with red spots.
It had, indeed, a very cheery aspect, the walls being overspread with a kind of stucco, in which fragments of broken glass were plentifully intermixed; so that, when the sunshine fell aslant-wise over the front of the edifice, it glittered and sparkled as if diamonds had been flung against it by the double handful.