As verbs the difference between overcast and overmast
is that overcast
is (obsolete) to overthrow while overmast
is to furnish with a mast or masts overly tall or heavy.
As a noun overcast
is (obsolete) an outcast.
As an adjective overcast
is covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) An outcast.
A cloud covering all of the sky.
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.
(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.
To furnish with a mast or masts overly tall or heavy.
:: The double desire of being able to overtake a weaker flying enemy, or to escape when pursued by a stronger, has induced the owners to overmast their cruisers, and to spread too much canvass; ...
- 1838 , (editor), The works of Benjamin Franklin , Volume 6,