Definition of "overspread" []

  • To spread or extend over the surface of: Dark clouds are overspreading the sky. (verb-transitive)
  • To spread across or over (something) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "overspread" in a sentence
  • "Rain, sometimes quite heavy (especially from DC and to the east), will again overspread the metro region over the next several hours."
  • ""Oh, mother, I never once dreamed of such presumption as to think of – of" – The youth paused and a deep blush again overspread his face."
  • "Gaul was again overspread with woods; and the animals, who were reserved for the use or pleasure of the lord, might ravage with impunity the fields of his industrious vassals."