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overcast Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    cloud cover; cloudiness.
  2. noun gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
  3. noun a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
  4. noun a cast that falls beyond the intended spot
  5. verb make overcast or cloudy
    • Fall weather often overcasts our beaches
  6. verb sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
  7. verb sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
    • overcast books
  8. adjective satellite filled or abounding with clouds
    clouded; sunless; cloud-covered.

O`ver*cast" transitive verb
  1. To cast or cover over; hence, to cloud; to darken.
    Those clouds that overcast your morn shall fly. Dryden.
  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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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