Etymology
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overcast (adj.)

c. 1300, of weather, "covered or overspread with clouds," past-participle adjective from verb overcast (early 13c.), "to place something over or across," also "to cover, to overspread" as with a garment, but usually of clouds, darkness (also "to knock down"), from over- + cast (v.).

updated on October 28, 2019

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Definitions of overcast from WordNet
1
overcast (n.)
the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds;
Synonyms: cloudiness / cloud cover
overcast (n.)
gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover;
Synonyms: cloudiness
overcast (n.)
a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling;
Synonyms: overcasting
overcast (n.)
a cast that falls beyond the intended spot;
2
overcast (v.)
make overcast or cloudy;
Fall weather often overcasts our beaches
Synonyms: cloud
overcast (v.)
sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches;
overcast (v.)
sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next;
overcast books
3
overcast (adj.)
filled or abounding with clouds;
Synonyms: cloud-covered / clouded / sunless
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.