Definition of oversow in US English:



  • 1with object To sow (seed) over seed, or over a previously sown crop.

  • 2with object To sow (ground) with seed, or additional seed. Frequently figurative: to strew with, to besprinkle.

  • 3with object And without object. To sow (seed) too densely; to sow too many (seeds).


Old English; earliest use found in The Rushworth Gospels. From over- + sow.