Definitions for overcastˈoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, -ˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; ˌoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•castˈoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, -ˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; ˌoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst(adj.; v.; n.)-cast, -cast•ing

  1. (adj.)overspread with clouds; cloudy. (of the sky) more than 95 percent covered by clouds.

  2. dark; gloomy.

  3. (v.t.)to overcloud; darken.

  4. to sew (fabric) with long, spaced stitches passing successively over an edge.

    Category: Clothing

  5. (n.)the condition of the sky when more than 95 percent covered by clouds.

    Category: Meteorology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloudiness, cloud cover, overcast(noun)

    the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds

  2. cloudiness, overcast(noun)

    gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover

  3. overcast, overcasting(noun)

    a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling

  4. overcast(adj)

    a cast that falls beyond the intended spot

  5. cloud-covered, clouded, overcast, sunless(verb)

    filled or abounding with clouds

  6. overcast, cloud(verb)

    make overcast or cloudy

    "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"

  7. overcast(verb)

    sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches

  8. overcast(verb)

    sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next

    "overcast books"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overcast(adjective)ˈoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, -ˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; v. ˌoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; n. ˈoʊ vərˌkæst

    (of the sky) covered with clouds

    overcast skies; an overcast day


  1. overcast(Noun)

    An outcast.

  2. overcast(Noun)

    A cloud covering all of the sky.

  3. overcast(Verb)

    To overthrow.

  4. overcast(Verb)

    To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.

  5. overcast(Verb)

    To make gloomy; to depress.

  6. overcast(Verb)

    To be or become cloudy.

  7. overcast(Verb)

    To transform.

  8. overcast(Adjective)

    Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.

  9. overcast(Adjective)

    The sky is said to be overcast, when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.

  10. overcast(Adjective)

    In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.


  1. Overcast

    Overcast or overcast weather, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization, is the meteorological condition of clouds obscuring all of the sky. Overcast, written as "OVC" in the METAR observation, is reported when the cloud cover is observed to equal eight oktas. Sometimes clouds can be different colors such as black or white, but the word usually refers to grey. In some cases, it can be impossible to see distinct borders of clouds or the sky may be covered by a single type of cloud, such as stratus and the whole sky will be a dull white. Periods of overcast weather can range from a few hours to several days. Overcast weather can also affect people suffering from seasonal affective disorder. The same weather, when observed by pilots, might be referred to as undercast.

Anagrams of overcast

  1. overacts

Translations for overcast

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on a slightly overcast day.

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