verb (used with object), o·ver·shone or o·ver·shined, o·ver·shin·ing.

to outshine: One star seemed to overshine all others.
to surpass in splendor, excellence, etc.: Her singing overshone that of the opera company's more widely known contraltos.
to shine over or upon.

Nearby words

  1. oversew,
  2. oversexed,
  3. overshade,
  4. overshadow,
  5. overshare,
  6. overshirt,
  7. overshoe,
  8. overshoot,
  9. overshot,
  10. overshot wheel

Origin of overshine

before 1000; Middle English overshinen; Old English oferscīnan. See over-, shine1

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