[syn: shadow, overshadow, dwarf]
3. cast a shadow upon;
- Example: "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Overshadow \O`ver*shad"ow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overshadowed;
p. pr. & vb. n. Overshadowing. ] [Cf. Overshade. ]
1. To throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; to obscure.
There was a cloud that overshadowed them. --Mark ix.
2. Fig.: To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as
more important than. --Milton.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow
on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed
the couple's happiness" [syn: overshadow, dominate,
2: make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs
that of last year" [syn: shadow, overshadow, dwarf]
3: cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "overshadow":
adumbrate, becloud, bedarken, bedim, befog, begloom, bemist,
bestraddle, bestride, black, black out, blacken, blight,
block the light, blot out, brown, cast a shadow, clabber up, clear,
cloud, cloud over, cloud up, command, cover, curtain, darken,
darken over, dim, dim out, diminish, dominate, draw the curtains,
dwarf, eclipse, encloud, encompass with shadow, enmist, excel,
extinguish, fake out, fog, gloom, haze, impair, look down upon,
mar, minimize, mist, murk, nubilate, obfuscate, obnubilate,
obscure, obumbrate, occult, occultate, outshine, outtop, overarch,
overcast, overcloud, overlook, oversmoke, overtop, put down,
put to shame, rise above, ruin, screen, shade, shadow, show up,
shutter, smog, smoke, somber, spoil, surmount, top, tower above,
tower over, veil