Overshadow meaning

ōvər-shădō
To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.
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To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
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To be, by comparison, more significant or important than.
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To obscure something by casting a shadow.
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To dominate something and make it seem insignificant.
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Origin of overshadow

  • Old English ofersceadwian, from ofer- (“over-") + sceadwian (“cover with shade"), a calque of Latin obumbrō, from ob (“over") + umbrō (“shade"). Compare Dutch overschaduwen, German überschatten.

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