overshadow overshadow  /ˈoʊ vər ˈʃæ doʊ/


  1. (v) be greater in significance than
  2. (v) make appear small by comparison
  3. (v) cast a shadow upon



  1. In recent weeks, these conflicting perceptions of Jesse Jackson have come to overshadow his remarkable achievements in the Democratic primaries.
  2. By this time next year, the 2008 election cycle will overshadow anything that happens in the Senate.
  3. The trick is to not let the chatter overshadow the need for quiet reflection that spirituality requires.


  1. Lulu Short Sellers Got Their Payday, and You Could Be Next

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Lululemon Athletica Christine Day's timing on announcing her departure as CEO wasn't by accident. By revealing her resignation first, the company had hoped that its report of decent quarterly results would overshadow her loss, or at least provide damage control. Lulu is developing into a strong buy, but not just yet. First, allow me to describe why short-sellers may want ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. White House declines comment on Snowden, leaks investigation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will not discuss the investigation into leaks of details of a top secret U.S. surveillance program nor Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who has said he was the source of the leak, spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney also said he did not expect the debate over the surveillance program to overshadow President Barack Obama's trip to Europe next ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. NSA controversies could overshadow Obama-Xi summit

    Fresh disclosures that the U.S. government has been secretly collecting data on Americans' phone calls and Internet activity are threatening to overshadow President Obama's weekend summit with China's President Xi Jinping.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press


  1. McCormack said he believed that in the coming years "the fact of the president making that visit under those circumstances will probably overshadow any memory of this particular gentleman and what he did."
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: USA Today

  2. "We still have many challenges and these frankly overshadow our successes to date.The pace of reform has been painfully slow. Abuses of power are still all too common," Tsvangirai said. "Many people are still struggling to make a living wage,...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: The Zimbabwe Mail

  3. "I promise not to try and overshadow you," Lee said.
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: Stan Lee Source: Washington Post

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /