I. transitive verb (-cast; -casting) Date: 14th century 1. darken, overshadow 2. to sew (raw edges of a seam) with long slanting widely spaced stitches to prevent raveling II. adjective Date: 1536 clouded over <
an overcast day
III. noun Date: 1637 covering; especially a covering of clouds over the sky

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