[ oh-ver-sheyd ]

verb (used with object),o·ver·shad·ed, o·ver·shad·ing.
  1. to cast shade over.

  2. to make dark or gloomy.

Origin of overshade

First recorded in 1580–90; over- + shade

Words Nearby overshade

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How to use overshade in a sentence

  • A superiority naturally seems to overshade us, and presents a disagreeable comparison.

  • Large trees overshade the modest monument, and the spot is a quiet one, being as far as possible away from the street.