Overshadow



[oh-ver-shad-oh] /ˌoʊ vərˈʃæd oʊ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to be more important or significant by comparison:
For years he overshadowed his brother.
2.
to cast a shadow over; cover with shadows, clouds, darkness, etc.; darken or obscure:
clouds overshadowing the moon.
3.
to make sad or hang heavily over; cast a pall on:
a disappointment that overshadowed their last years.
4.
Archaic. to shelter or protect.
/ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to render insignificant or less important in comparison
2.
to cast a shadow or gloom over
v.

Old English ofersceadwian “to cast a shadow over, obscure;” see over + shadow (v.). It was used to render Latin obumbrare in New Testament, as were Middle High German überschatewen, Middle Dutch overschaduwen, Gothic ufarskadwjan. Figurative sense is from 1580s. Related: Overshadowed; overshadowing.

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