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Meaning of OVERCAST

Pronunciation:  'owvur`kast

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cast that falls beyond the intended spot
  2. [n]  a long whip stitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
  3. [n]  gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
  4. [n]  the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
  5. [adj]  filled or abounding with clouds
  6. [v]  sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next; of books
  7. [v]  sew over the edge of; with long slanting wide stitches
  8. [v]  make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"

OVERCAST is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: cloud, cloud cover, cloud-covered, clouded, cloudiness, cloudy, overcasting, sunless
 Antonyms: brighten, clear, clear up, light up
 See Also: bad weather, cast, casting, cloud over, cloud up, darken, fog up, inclemency, inclementness, overcloud, oversew, run up, semidarkness, sew, sew together, stitch, stitch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*cast"\, v. t. (Bookbinding)
    To fasten, as single sheets, by overcast stitching or by
    folding one edge over another.
  2. \O`ver*cast"\, v. t.
    1. To cast or cover over; hence, to cloud; to darken.
             Those clouds that overcast your morn shall fly.
    2. To compute or rate too high. --Bacon.
    3. (Sewing) To take long, loose stitches over (the raw edges
       of a seam) to prevent raveling.
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