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Definitions for overcast
ˈoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, -ˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; ˌoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑover·cast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloudiness, cloud cover, overcastnoun

    the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds

  2. cloudiness, overcastnoun

    gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover

  3. overcast, overcastingnoun

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

  4. overcastadjective

    a cast that falls beyond the intended spot

  5. cloud-covered, clouded, overcast, sunlessverb

    filled or abounding with clouds

  6. overcast, cloudverb

    make overcast or cloudy

    "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"

  7. overcastverb

    sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches

  8. overcastverb

    sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next

    "overcast books"


  1. overcastadjective

    (Meteorology) Completely or almost completely covered over with clouds; -- of the sky.

  2. overcastadjective

    (Sewing) Sewn by overcasting.


  1. overcastnoun

    An outcast.

  2. overcastnoun

    A cloud covering all of the sky.

  3. overcastverb

    To overthrow.

  4. overcastverb

    To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.

  5. overcastverb

    To make gloomy; to depress.

  6. overcastverb

    To be or become cloudy.

  7. overcastverb

    To transform.

  8. overcastadjective

    Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.

  9. overcastadjective

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

  10. overcastadjective

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overcast

    ō-vėr-kast′, v.t. to cast over: to cloud: to cover with gloom: to sew over or stitch the edges (of a piece of cloth) slightly.—v.i. to grow dull or cloudy.—n. Overcast′ing, the action of the verb overcast: in bookbinding, a method of oversewing single leaves in hem-stitch style to give the pliability of folded double leaves.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcast in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of overcast in a Sentence

  1. Gabor Lantos:

    It was overcast, there was rain and wind. You could see nothing. It was a disappointment for everybody, some tourists were so irritated, they argued with tour operators, demanding their money back.

  2. Dennis Doucet:

    It was overcast for most of the evening, but there was a brief break in the clouds and I was able to get a clear shot of the moon.

  3. Michael Reynolds:

    It was very special to be able to celebrate his election and the presidency -- those were great years, and my mom was up on the main stage with him, it was kind of overcast and cloudy that day, but pretty much as soon as he took the oath and gave his inaugural address, the skies opened up and it became sunny, leaving people joking, 'wow, is this a sign?'.

  4. Dave Keaveny:

    Even on a cloudy day, you still have UV light that's getting through the clouds and reflecting off the snow and can hurt your eyes, it's the same as getting a sunburn on the beach on an overcast day. The light may not be as intense, but it can still do damage.

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