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overcast

o·ver·cast

overcast

 
pronunciation:
o vr kaest [or] o vr kaest
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of the sky, mostly filled with clouds; cloudy.
synonyms:
cloudy, gray, overclouded
antonyms:
clear, cloudless, sunny
similar words:
dark, dismal, dreary, dull, foggy, gloomy, hazy, inclement, lowering, misty, sunless, threatening
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: overcast, overcasting, overcasts
definition 1: to make or become dark with clouds.
synonyms:
becloud, cloud, overcloud
similar words:
darken, dim, fog, gray, mist, overshadow, shadow, threaten
definition 2: to sew using an overcast stitch.
similar words:
sew, stitch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a weather condition in which the sky is mostly obscured by clouds.
synonyms:
cloudiness
similar words:
dark, gray
definition 2: a seam sewn with the thread running over and under the edges to prevent raveling.
similar words:
stitch
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