What does overcast mean?

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, 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"


  1. overcast(a.)

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

  2. overcast(a.)

    (Sewing) Sewn by overcasting.


  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.

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. 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?'.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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