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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English overcasten, equivalent to over- +‎ cast. Compare Swedish överkasta.

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overcast (plural overcasts)

  1. (obsolete) An outcast.
  2. A cloud covering all of the sky from horizon to horizon; cloudy.

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overcast (comparative more overcast, superlative most overcast)

  1. Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened; (meteorology) more than 90% covered by clouds.
  2. (figuratively) In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.
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overcast (third-person singular simple present overcasts, present participle overcasting, simple past and past participle overcast)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To overthrow.
  2. (transitive) To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
  3. (transitive) To make gloomy; to depress.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To be or become cloudy.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To transform.
  6. (transitive, bookbinding) To fasten (sheets) by overcast stitching or by folding one edge over another.
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