Definition of Overspread

1. Verb. Spread across or over. "A big oil spot spread across the water"

Exact synonyms: Spread
Generic synonyms: Continue, Cover, Extend
Specialized synonyms: Transgress
Derivative terms: Spread, Spread, Spread, Spreading



Definition of Overspread

1. v. t. To spread over; to cover; as, the deluge overspread the earth.

2. v. i. To be spread or scattered over.

Definition of Overspread

1. Verb. (transitive) To spread over or across (something); to permeate, overrun. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overspread

1. [v -SPREAD, -SPREADING, -SPREADS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overspread

overspill estate
overspilled
overspilling
overspills
overspilt
overspin
overspins
oversplit
oversplits
overspoke
overspoken
oversprang
overspray
overspray surface texture
oversprays
overspread (current term)
overspreading
overspreads
overspring
overspringing
oversprings
oversprinkle
oversprinkled
oversprinkling
oversprung
oversquare
overstabilities
overstability
overstable
overstaff

Literary usage of Overspread

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1. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1883)
"Still higher on the valley sides there may lie other platforms, similarly planed and overspread. This process of cutting and levelling has been termed ..."

2. Gitanjali: Song Offerings by Rabindranath Tagore, William Butler Yeats (1916)
"... The great pageant of thee and me has overspread the sky. With the tune of thee and me all the air is vibrant, and all ages pass with the hiding and ..."

3. Antonina: Or, The Fall of Rome by Wilkie Collins (1874)
"The same ineffable resignation, the same unnatural quietude, which had sunk down over her faculties since she had entered the room, overspread them still. ..."

4. English Reader by Lindley Murray (1840)
"While he was thus tortured with uncertainty, the sky was overspread with clouds; the day vanished from before him ; and a sudden tempest gathered round his ..."

5. Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect by Hezekiah Niles (1822)
"... that overspread this paltry continent of America, and us, its wretched inhabitants. Dark and dreary indeed, was the prospect before us, till, ..."

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