Definition of “overcast” - English Dictionary

“overcast” in British English

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overcastadjective

uk /ˈəʊ.və.kɑːst/ /ˌəʊ.vəˈkɑːst/ us /ˈoʊ.vɚ.kæst/

overcastverb

/ˌəʊ.vəˈkɑːst/ /ˌoʊ.vɚˈkæst/ past tense overcast, past participle overcast

overcast verb (CLOUDS)

[ T ] (of clouds) to cover the sky so it is not bright and sunny:

Thick clouds overcast the sky.

overcast verb (SEWING)

[ I or T ] to stitch over the edge of a piece of cloth to stop the loose threads from separating:

Finish off the hem by overcasting.

(Definition of “overcast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“overcast” in American English

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overcastadjective

us /ˈoʊ·vərˌkæst, ˌoʊ·vərˈkæst/

cloudy and therefore not bright and sunny:

an overcast sky/day

(Definition of “overcast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)