overcast: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (adj.ō'vur-kast', -käst', ō'vur-kast", -käst"v.ō"vur-kast', -käst', ō'vur-kast", -käst"n.ō'vur-kast", -käst"), [key]
— adj., v., n. -cast, -cast•ing,
- overspread or covered with clouds; cloudy: an overcast day.
- (of the sky) more than 95 percent covered by clouds.
- dark; gloomy.
- sewn by overcasting.
- to overcloud, darken, or make gloomy: Ominous clouds began to overcast the sky.
- to sew with stitches passing successively over an edge, esp. long stitches set at intervals to prevent raveling.
- to become cloudy or dark: By noon it had begun to overcast.
- the condition of the sky when more than 95 percent covered by clouds.
- a crossing of two passages, as airways, dug at the same level, in which one rises to pass over the other without opening into it. Cf.(def. 1).
- overcast (Thesaurus)