Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “overcast”

overcast

adjective     /ˈəʊ.və.kɑːst/ /ˌəʊ.vəˈkɑːst/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ.kæst/
with clouds in the sky and therefore not bright and sunny : The sky / weather was overcast. a depressing , overcast winter morning Clouds, dew, fog and steamDescribing bad weather
(Definition of overcast adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of overcast

Definitions of “overcast” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More