from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist.
- adj. Clouded over.
- adj. Gloomy; melancholy.
- adj. Sewn with long, overlying stitches in order to prevent raveling, as the raw edges of fabric.
- n. A covering, as of mist or clouds.
- n. An arch or support for a passage over another passage in a mine.
- n. A cast made in fishing that falls beyond the point intended.
- n. An overcast stitch or seam.
- transitive v. To make cloudy or gloomy.
- transitive v. To cast beyond (the intended point) with a fishing rod.
- transitive v. To sew with long, overlying stitches.
- intransitive v. To become cloudy or gloomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An outcast.
- n. A cloud covering all of the sky.
- adj. Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.
- adj. The sky is said to be overcast, when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
- adj. In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.
- v. To overthrow.
- v. To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
- v. To make gloomy; to depress.
- v. To be or become cloudy.
- v. To transform.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cast or cover over; hence, to cloud; to darken.
- transitive v. To compute or rate too high.
- transitive v. To take long, loose stitches over (the raw edges of a seam) to prevent raveling.
- transitive v. To fasten, as single sheets, by overcast stitching or by folding one edge over another.
- adj. Completely or almost completely covered over with clouds; -- of the sky.
- adj. Sewn by overcasting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw over or across.
- To cover; overspread.
- To cloud; darken; cover with gloom.
- To cover with skin, as a wound; hence, to have (a wound) healed.
- To cast or compute at too high a rate; rate too high.
- In sewing, to fasten by stitching roughly through and over two edges of a fabric. Also overseam.
- To become cloudy or dull; become dark or gloomy.
- n. In mining, an air-duct or passage which crosses above another passage.
- In geology, cast or thrust beyond a normal position, as in a thrust-fault or overturned fold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make overcast or cloudy
- v. sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
- v. sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
- n. gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
- n. a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
- n. a cast that falls beyond the intended spot
- adj. filled or abounding with clouds
- n. the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
over- + cast (Wiktionary)