Overcast vs Overrun - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between overcast and overrun

is that overcast is (obsolete) an outcast while overrun is an instance of overrunning.

As verbs the difference between overcast and overrun

is that overcast is (obsolete) to overthrow while overrun is to defeat an enemy and invade in great numbers, seizing his positions conclusively.

As an adjective overcast

is covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.

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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    overrun

    English

    Verb

    (transitive)
  • To defeat an enemy and invade in great numbers, seizing his positions conclusively.
  • To infest, swarm over, flow over.
  • The vine overran''' its trellis; the field is '''overrun with weeds.
  • * Spenser
  • those barbarous nations that overran the world
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=As President Obama turns his attention once again to filling out a cabinet and writing an Inaugural Address, this much is clear: he should not expect to bask in a surge of national unity, or to witness a crowd of millions overrun the Mall just to say they were there.}}
  • To run past; to run beyond.
  • The athlete overran the finish line and kept going.
    One line overruns another in length.
  • * Bible, 2. Sam. xviii. 23
  • Ahimaaz run by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.
  • To continue for too long.
  • The performance overran by ten minutes, which caused some people to miss their bus home.
  • (printing) To carry (some type, a line or column, etc.) backward or forward into an adjacent line or page.
  • To go beyond; to extend in part beyond.
  • In machinery, a sliding piece is said to overrun its bearing when its forward end goes beyond it.
  • To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
  • * Spenser
  • None of them the feeble overran .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instance of overrunning
  • * 2013 June 18, , " Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
  • Some of the stadiums being built for the World Cup soccer tournament, scheduled for next year, have also been criticized for delays and cost overruns , and have become subjects of derision as protesters question whether they will become white elephants.
  • The amount by which something overruns
  • ''At least this year's overrun isn't as unmanageable as last year!