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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overcast  \O`ver*cast"\,  v.  t.  (Bookbinding) 
  To  fasten,  as  single  sheets,  by  overcast  stitching  or  by 
  folding  one  edge  over  another. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overcast  \O`ver*cast"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cast  or  cover  over  hence  to  cloud;  to  darken. 
  Those  clouds  that  overcast  your  morn  shall  fly. 
  2.  To  compute  or  rate  too  high.  --Bacon. 
  3.  (Sewing)  To  take  long,  loose  stitches  over  (the  raw  edges 
  of  a  seam)  to  prevent  raveling. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  filled  or  abounding  with  clouds  [syn:  {cloud-covered},  {clouded}, 
  n  1:  the  state  of  the  sky  when  it  is  covered  by  clouds  [syn:  {cloudiness}, 
  {cloud  cover}] 
  2:  gloomy  semidarkness  caused  by  cloud  cover  [syn:  {cloudiness}] 
  3:  a  long  whip  stitch  or  overhand  stitch  overlying  an  edge  to 
  prevent  raveling  [syn:  {overcasting}] 
  4:  a  cast  that  falls  beyond  the  intended  spot 
  v  1:  make  overcast  or  cloudy  [syn:  {cloud}]  [ant:  {clear  up}] 
  2:  sew  over  the  edge  of  with  long  slanting  wide  stitches 
  3:  sew  with  an  overcast  stitch  from  one  section  to  the  next  of 

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