Overcast vs Downcast - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between overcast and downcast

is that overcast is (obsolete) to transform while downcast is (obsolete) to cast or throw up; to turn upward.

As nouns the difference between overcast and downcast

is that overcast is (obsolete) an outcast while downcast is (computing) a cast from supertype to subtype.

As adjectives the difference between overcast and downcast

is that overcast is covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened while downcast is (of eyes) looking downwards.

As verbs the difference between overcast and downcast

is that overcast is (obsolete) to overthrow while downcast is (obsolete) to cast or throw up; to turn upward.

overcast

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An outcast.
  • A cloud covering all of the sky.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.
  • (meteorology) The sky is said to be overcast , when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
  • (figuratively) In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To overthrow.
  • To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
  • To make gloomy; to depress.
  • (obsolete) To be or become cloudy.
  • (obsolete) To transform.
  • References

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    downcast

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of eyes) Looking downwards.
  • * Dryden
  • 'Tis love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, / And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.
  • (of a person) Feeling despondent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A cast from supertype to subtype.
  • (obsolete) A melancholy look.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • That downcast of thine eye.
  • (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
  • (Scotland) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
  • (computing) To cast from supertype to subtype.