- to cast a shadow over
- to darken; obscure
- to be, by comparison, more significant or important than
Origin of overshadowMiddle English ouerschadewen from Old English ofersceadwian (see over and shadow), translated, translation of Late Latin obumbrare in New Testament : see Luke 9:34
transitive verbo·ver·shad·owed, o·ver·shad·ow·ing, o·ver·shad·ows
- To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
- To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.
(third-person singular simple present overshadows, present participle overshadowing, simple past and past participle overshadowed)