Overcast vs Overmast - What's the difference?

overcast | overmast |

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.




(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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    (en verb)
  • To furnish with a mast or masts overly tall or heavy.
  • 1838 , (editor), The works of Benjamin Franklin , Volume 6,
  • :: 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; ...