overshadow, dominate, eclipse(verb)
be greater in significance than
"the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
shadow, overshadow, dwarf(verb)
make appear small by comparison
"This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
cast a shadow upon
"The tall tree overshadowed the house"
To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the festival.
Fig.: To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as more important than. Milton.
Origin: [Cf. Overshade. ]
To obscure something by casting a shadow.
To dominate something and make it seem insignificant.
Origin: ofersceadwian, from ofer- + sceadwian, a calque of obumbro, from ob + umbro. Compare Dutch overschaduwen, German überschatten.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-shad′ō, v.t. to throw a shadow over: to shelter or protect.
The numerical value of overshadow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of overshadow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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