overcast

overcast (adj.) 1560s, originally pp. of verb overcast (late 13c.), "to cover, to overspread" as with a garment, usually of weather, from OVER (Cf. over) + CAST (Cf. cast) (q.v.). Earliest sense of the verb (early 13c.) was "to overthrow."

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