Definition of overspread in English:

overspread

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Cover the surface of; spread over.

    ‘a giant bramble had overspread the path’
    • ‘The sky of the plant was overspread with smoke of the burning tires and furniture.’
    • ‘A wry grin overspread her lips as she found herself walking towards a small hut.’
    • ‘Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled webwork from the eaves.’
    • ‘Between heaven and earth He separately placed in order men and things, all overspread by the heavens.’
    • ‘The wind battered the stable and brought down dead matter from the oak that overspread it.’
    envelop, shroud, swathe, veil, cloak, cloud, submerge, enfold, enwrap, surround, bury
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Origin

Old English ofersprǣdan (see over-, spread).

Pronunciation

overspread

/əʊvəˈsprɛd/