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OVERC'AST, verb transitive

1. To cloud; to darken; to cover with gloom.

The clouds that overcast our morn shall fly.

2. To cast or compute at too high a rate; to rate too high.

The king in his account of peace and calms did much overcast his fortunes -

3. To sew over.

OVERC'AST, participle passive Clouded; overspread with clouds or gloom.

The dawn is overcast

Our days of age are sad and overcast