O·ver·cast v. t.
1. To cast or cover over; hence, to cloud; to darken.
Those clouds that overcast your morn shall fly. --Dryden.
2. To compute or rate too high.
3. Sewing To take long, loose stitches over (the raw edges of a seam) to prevent raveling.
4. Bookbinding To fasten, as single sheets, by overcast stitching or by folding one edge over another.
adj : filled or abounding with clouds [syn: cloud-covered, clouded,
n 1: the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds [syn: cloudiness,
2: gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover [syn: cloudiness]
3: a long whip stitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to
prevent raveling [syn: overcasting]
4: a cast that falls beyond the intended spot
v 1: make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our
beaches" [syn: cloud] [ant: clear up]
2: sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
3: sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next;