Overcast vs Overpast - What's the difference?

overcast | overpast |

As adjectives the difference between overcast and overpast

is that overcast is covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened while overpast is ended; having passed over or passed by.

As a noun overcast

is (obsolete) an outcast.

As a verb overcast

is (obsolete) to overthrow.




(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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  • ended; having passed over or passed by
  • * Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast . (Psalm 57:1, Authorised Version)
  • *1886 , , The Princess Casamassima .
  • *:That the Princess had done with him, done with him for ever, remained the most vivid impression that Hyacinth had carried away from Madeira Crescent the night before.... He was overpast , he had become vague, he was extinct.