overcast overcast  /ˈoʊ vər ˌkæst/


  1. (n) the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
  2. (n) gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
  3. (n) a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
  4. (n) a cast that falls beyond the intended spot
  5. (v) make overcast or cloudy
  6. (v) sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
  7. (v) sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
  8. (adj) filled or abounding with clouds

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  1. For 60 seconds, the Globemaster bored upwards through the overcast, above the tiny farms and woodlots that fringe the western outskirts of Tokyo.
  2. A half-hour laterit was late afternoon nowa solid overcast blew in from the ocean and completely covered the mountains.
  3. There dark blue photovoltaic cells or PVs--panels made of silicon implanted with tiny black threads--come alive, even during an overcast winter day.


  1. Lemonade for Life

    On cold, dreary, overcast days, do you dream about trading the chilly weather for a gorgeous day under azure blue skies and perfect temperatures? That wishful thinking is a positive way to look at the world.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Gilmer Mirror

  2. SNEAK PEEK: Will Enough Rain Fall for City with Water Pumps out of Order?

    HAGERMAN - Darkened, overcast skies couldn't come soon enough for Hagerman.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Times-News

  3. Clear, calm morning nets wealth of bass

    Overcast, breezy mornings usually produce the best fishing on Lake Travis in the early summer. The clear, calm morning of June 3 proved to be the exception to the rule.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

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