Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəkɑːst /
- 1(Of the sky or weather) marked by a covering of grey cloud; dull: a chilly, overcast dayMore example sentences
- They ran in silence with their unresolved arguments hanging over them like the grey, dreary overcast sky.
- In spite of the overcast skies and chilly weather, the Scots came through on top, beating the Cobbers 4-0.
- Conditions were in contrast to the recent good Irish weather; overcast skies, cool temperatures and a slight headwind, which suited the Irish.
- 2(Of the edge of a piece of fabric) sewn with long slanting stitches to prevent fraying.More example sentences
- Make new zipper stops by hand sewing a few overcast stitches on the edge of each tape just above the last tooth.
- Trim the seam allowance and clean-finish the edge with a zigzag or overcast stitch.
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəkɑːst /[mass noun] Back to top
- Cloud covering a large part of the sky: the planes found the target obscured by overcastMore example sentences
- Why are there occasions when a low, thick overcast of clouds appears to be heavy with moisture but no rain occurs?
- You could see nothing but the cirrus overcast from horizon to horizon.
- Flying conditions were similar in both years, mainly under sunny skies and scattered clouds with some periods of high or low overcast.
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkɑːst /(past and past participle overcast) [with object] Back to top
- 1Cover with clouds or shade: the pebbled beach, overcast with the shadows of the high cliffsMore example sentences
- The sun was overcast by clouds, and the air was spring-like, but the miasma of the swamps added a sour, heavy scent.
- The sky overhead was overcast with great gray clouds, and the atmosphere was actually kind of moody.
- The whole sky was now overcast with heavy clouds and a part of it even looked a little green.