Overspread

  • 1 Overspread — O ver*spread , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overspread}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overspreading}.] [AS. oferspr[=ae]dan.] To spread over; to cover; as, the deluge overspread the earth. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Those nations of the North Which overspread the world …

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  • 2 Overspread — O ver*spread , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overspread}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overspreading}.] [AS. oferspr[=ae]dan.] To spread over; to cover; as, the deluge overspread the earth. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Those nations of the North Which overspread the world …

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  • 3 overspread — (v.) c.1200, to spread throughout, from OVER (Cf. over) + SPREAD (Cf. spread) (v.). Related: Overspread (p.t.); overspreading …

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  • 4 overspread — [ō΄vər spred′] vt. overspread, overspreading to spread over; cover the surface of …

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  • 5 Overspread — O ver*spread , v. i. To be spread or scattered over. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 overspread — index diffuse, dissipate (spread out), inundate, overlap, penetrate, permeate, pervade, radiate …

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  • 7 overspread — vb *cover, envelop, wrap, shroud, veil Analogous words: *hide, conceal, screen: cloak, mask, *disguise, camouflage …

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  • 8 overspread — /oh veuhr spred /, v.t., overspread, overspreading. to spread or diffuse over: A blush of embarrassment overspread his face. [bef. 1000; ME overspreden, OE oferspraedan. See OVER , SPREAD] * * * …

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  • 9 overspread — v.tr. (past and past part. spread) 1 become spread or diffused over. 2 cover or occupy the surface of. 3 (as overspread adj.) (usu. foll. by with) covered (high mountains overspread with trees). Etymology: OE oferspraeligdan (as OVER , SPREAD) …

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  • 10 overspread — transitive verb ( spread; spreading) Date: before 12th century to spread over or above • overspread noun …

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  • 11 overspread — verb /əʊvəˈspɹɛd/ To spread over or across (something); to permeate, overrun. Deliberately, and with a peculiar quivering smile, that seemed to overspread her whole body, she put her mouth on his …

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  • 12 overspread — verb (past and past participle overspread) cover the surface of; spread over. Origin OE ofersprdan …

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  • 13 overspread — o•ver•spread [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈsprɛd[/t]] v. t. spread, spread•ing to spread or diffuse over: A smile overspread her face[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 1000 …

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  • 14 overspread — /oʊvəˈsprɛd/ (say ohvuh spred) verb (t) (overspread, overspreading) to spread or diffuse over. {Middle English, Old English ofersprǣdan} …

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  • 15 overspread — Synonyms and related words: apply to, beset, bespread, bestrew, blanket, block, broadcast, canopy, cap, circumfuse, cloak, clothe, cloud, cope, cover, cover up, cowl, crawl with, creep with, crown, curtain, deal out, diffract, diffuse, dispense,… …

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  • 16 overspread — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. envelop, sheathe, coat; see cover 1 …

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  • 17 overspread — v. a. RG. 380 …

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  • 18 overspread — o·ver spread || ‚əʊvÉ™(r)spred v. spread out past; spread over; cover over …

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  • 19 overspread — v. a. Cover, spread over, overstrew …

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  • 20 overspread — v spread over or through, grow over, cover, mantle; film, wrap, overlay, coat; fill, glut, engulf, infest, saturate, supersaturate, inundate; load, choke, clog; flourish, grow wild, Inf. run amuck, Inf. run riot, Inf. run wild, spread like… …

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