Definitions for overshadowˌoʊ vərˈʃæd oʊ

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  1. overshadow, dominate, eclipse(verb)

    be greater in significance than

    "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

  2. shadow, overshadow, dwarf(verb)

    make appear small by comparison

    "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

  3. overshadow(verb)

    cast a shadow upon

    "The tall tree overshadowed the house"

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  1. Overshadow(v. t.)

    To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the festival.

  2. Overshadow(v. t.)

    Fig.: To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as more important than. Milton.

  3. Origin: [Cf. Overshade. ]

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  1. overshadow(Verb)

    To obscure something by casting a shadow.

  2. overshadow(Verb)

    To dominate something and make it seem insignificant.

  3. Origin: ofersceadwian, from ofer- + sceadwian, a calque of obumbro, from ob + umbro. Compare Dutch overschaduwen, German überschatten.


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