Overshadow

Definition of Overshadow

O`ver`shad´ow
v. t.1.To throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; to obscure.
[imp. & p. p. Overshadowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Overshadowing. ]
There was a cloud that overshadowed them.
- Mark ix. 7.
2.To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as more important than.
3.To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the festival.

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