[ oh-ver-kloud ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈklaʊd /

verb (used with object)

to overspread with or as if with clouds: a summer storm that briefly overclouds the sun; to overcloud one's pleasure with solemn thoughts.
to darken; obscure; make gloomy: a childhood that was overclouded by the loss of his parents.

verb (used without object)

to become clouded over or overcast: Toward evening the sky began to overcloud.

Nearby words

  1. overcheck,
  2. overclass,
  3. overclock,
  4. overclocking,
  5. overclothes,
  6. overcoat,
  7. overcoat, the,
  8. overcoating,
  9. overcoil,
  10. overcome

Origin of overcloud

First recorded in 1585–95; over- + cloud

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British Dictionary definitions for overcloud


/ (ˌəʊvəˈklaʊd) /


to make or become covered with clouds
to make or become dark or dim
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Word Origin and History for overcloud



1590s, from over- + cloud (v.). Related: Overclouded; overclouding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper