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- Adjective and noun
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ōʹvə-käst', IPA(key): /ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst/
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- (General American) enPR: ōʹvər-kăst', IPA(key): /ˈoʊvɚ.kæst/
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ō'və-kästʹ, IPA(key): /ˌəʊvəˈkɑːst/
- (General American) enPR: ō'vər-kăstʹ, IPA(key): /ˌoʊvɚˈkæst/
- Rhymes: -ɑːst
overcast (plural overcasts)
- Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened; (meteorology) more than 90% covered by clouds.
- (figuratively) In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.
covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened
in a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy
- (transitive, obsolete) To overthrow.
- (transitive) To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
- (transitive) To make gloomy; to depress.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To be or become cloudy.
- (transitive, obsolete) To transform.
- (transitive, bookbinding) To fasten (sheets) by overcast stitching or by folding one edge over another.
to cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken
to be or become cloudy
- “overcast”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
- Noah Webster (1913), “overcast”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company