Definitions

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  • v. To cast a shadow over, to overshadow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cover with shade; to render dark or gloomy; to overshadow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover with shade; cover with anything that causes darkness; render dark or gloomy.

Etymologies

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From over- +‎ shade.

Examples

  • Yet the colonel hadn't carried the pinkish overshade.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • The clouds multiply the sunbeams rather than overshade them, and even time's dismantling of the oak serves only to make it less powerful, more delightful in its provision of just shade enough for one.

    Wordsworth's 'The Haunted Tree' and the Sexual Politics of Landscape

  • Fig. 6.32: If you mix potato with other crops such as maize, choose alternate ridges for the individual crops or plants that do not overshade the potatoes.

    6.1 General recommendations

  • A cloud had settled on the child's vivid little face and threatened to overshade the childlier child, as well.

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

  • But a transient frown soon came to overshade Sir Thomas's ruddy content as he descried the deep flush (an old weakness) which mantled the young cheeks under the spur of unexpected recognition.

    The Light of Scarthey

  • We left the bright green fields that belt around Manor Hamilton and the grand trees that overshade the same green fields, and drove up among the hills, in a contrary direction from

    The Letters of "Norah" on Her Tour Through Ireland

  • None of them would accompany me through the ruins, on account of their fear of the Bedouins, who are in the habit of visiting this Wady, they therefore concealed themselves beneath the trees that overshade the river.

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • This is a most romantic spot; large oak and walnut trees overshade the stream, which higher up flows over a rocky bed; nearer the village are some olive plantations in the Wady.

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • This is a most romantic spot; large oak and walnut trees overshade the stream, which higher up flows over a rocky bed; nearer the village are some olive plantations in the

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • A superiority naturally seems to overshade us, and presents a disagreeable comparison.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

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