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Meaning of OVERSHADOW

Pronunciation:  `owvur'shadow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"; "The tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
  2. [v]  cast a shadow
  3. [v]  exceed in importance; outweigh; "This problem overshadows our lives right now"
 

OVERSHADOW is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: dwarf, eclipse, shadow
 
 See Also: becloud, befog, cloud, command, dominate, eclipse, excel, fog, haze over, mist, obscure, occult, overlook, overtop, stand out, surpass

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`ver*shad"ow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overshadowed};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Overshadowing}. ] [Cf. {Overshade}. ]
1. To throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; to obscure.

         There was a cloud that overshadowed them. --Mark ix.
                                               7.

2. Fig.: To cover with a superior influence. --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adumbrate, becloud, bedarken, bedim, befog, begloom, bemist, bestraddle, bestride, black, black out, blacken, blight, block the light, blot out, brown, cast a shadow, clabber up, clear, cloud, cloud over, cloud up, command, cover, curtain, darken, darken over, dim, dim out, diminish, dominate, draw the curtains, dwarf, eclipse, encloud, encompass with shadow, enmist, excel, extinguish, fake out, fog, gloom, haze, impair, look down upon, mar, minimize, mist, murk, nubilate, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscure, obumbrate, occult, occultate, outshine, outtop, overarch, overcast, overcloud, overlook, oversmoke, overtop, put down, put to shame, rise above, ruin, screen, shade, shadow, show up, shutter, smog, smoke, somber, spoil, surmount, top, tower above, tower over, veil
 

 

 

 

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