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Noun: overcast  'ow-vu(r),kãst
  1. The state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    - cloudiness, cloud cover
  2. Gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
    - cloudiness
  3. A long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent ravelling
    - overcasting
  4. A cast that falls beyond the intended spot
Adjective: overcast  'ow-vu(r),kãst
  1. Filled or abounding with clouds
    - cloud-covered, clouded, sunless
Verb: overcast (overcast)  'ow-vu(r),kãst
  1. Make cloudy
    "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches";
    - cloud
  2. Sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
  3. Sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
    "overcast books"

Derived forms: overcasting, overcasts, overcast

See also: cloudy

Type of: bad weather, cast, casting, darken, inclemency, inclementness, run up, semidarkness, sew, sew together, stitch, stitch up, whipping, whipstitch, whipstitching

Antonym: clear up

Encyclopedia: Overcast