[oh-ver-kas-ting, -kah-sting] /ˈoʊ vərˌkæs tɪŋ, -ˌkɑ stɪŋ/
the act of sewing along the edges of material with long, spaced stitches to prevent raveling.
the stitch used to .
[adjective oh-ver-kast, -kahst, oh-ver-kast, -kahst; verb oh-ver-kast, -kahst, oh-ver-kast, -kahst; noun oh-ver-kast, -kahst] /adjective ˈoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; verb ˌoʊ vərˈkæst, -ˈkɑst, ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst; noun ˈoʊ vərˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
overspread or covered with clouds; cloudy:
an overcast day.
Meteorology. (of the sky) more than 95 percent covered by clouds.
Sewing. sewn by .
verb (used with object), overcast, overcasting.
to overcloud, darken, or make gloomy:
Ominous clouds began to overcast the sky.
to sew with stitches passing successively over an edge, especially long stitches set at intervals to prevent raveling.
verb (used without object), overcast, overcasting.
to become cloudy or dark:
By noon it had begun to overcast.
Meteorology. the condition of the sky when more than 95 percent covered by clouds.
Mining. a crossing of two passages, as airways, dug at the same level, in which one rises to pass over the other without opening into it.
Compare (def 1).
covered over or obscured, esp by clouds
(meteorol) (of the sky) more than 95 per cent cloud-covered
gloomy or melancholy
sewn over by overcasting
to make or become overclouded or gloomy
to sew (an edge, as of a hem) with long stitches passing successively over the edge
a covering, as of clouds or mist
(meteorol) the state of the sky when more than 95 per cent of it is cloud-covered
(mining) a crossing of two passages without an intersection
c.1300, of weather, past participle adjective from verb overcast (early 13c.), “to overthrow,” also “to cover, to overspread” as with a garment, usually of weather, from over- + cast (v.).
[oh-ver-kaw-shuh s] /ˈoʊ vərˈkɔ ʃəs/ adjective 1. excessively or unnecessarily : Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be overcautious in business. adj. 1706, from over- + cautious. Related: Over-cautiously; over-cautiousness.
[sen-truh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsɛn trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized. 2. the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc. 3. Chiefly Sociology. n. 1801, especially of administrative power, originally with reference to Napoleonic France and on model of French centralisation. See centralize + -ation.
[oh-ver-sur-tuh-fahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈsɜr təˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), overcertified, overcertifying. Banking. 1. to (a bank check) for an amount greater than the balance in the drawer’s account.
[verb oh-ver-chahrj; noun oh-ver-chahrj] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ/ verb (used with object), overcharged, overcharging. 1. to (a purchaser) too high a price: When the manager realized we’d been overcharged, she gave us a credit for the difference. 2. to fill too full; overload. 3. to exaggerate: to overcharge the importance of ancestry. verb […]