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Definition of "overcast" [o•ver•cast]

  • Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist. (adjective)
  • Clouded over. (adjective)
  • Gloomy; melancholy. (adjective)
  • Sewn with long, overlying stitches in order to prevent raveling, as the raw edges of fabric. (adjective)
  • A covering, as of mist or clouds. (noun)

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.

Use "overcast" in a sentence
  • "It has been such a boost to do this in overcast weather, that I have made up my mind to get a pretty calender for ever single room next year."
  • "The early fall blast of intense heat follows an unusually cool summer that often found beaches covered in overcast and whipped by chilly winds."
  • ""A little bit overcast is actually a lot better than a sunny sky for us out there," Miller said."