What is another word for overspread?

Pronunciation: [ˌə͡ʊvəspɹˈɛd] (IPA)

Overspread is a verb that means to cover something completely or spread something over a large area. There are several synonyms available for this word such as overwhelm, engulf, saturate, inundate, coat, and cover. Each of these words denotes the idea of covering or spreading something over a surface. Overwhelm is often used for things that seem too much to handle, while engulf typically refers to objects that are covered or surrounded quickly. Saturate is used for soaking something with liquid, while inundate is reserved for cases where more than enough has been supplied. Coating implies a thin layering of something and is often used in reference to food. Lastly, cover is a more general term that can include anything from paper to blankets.

Synonyms for Overspread:

What are the hypernyms for Overspread?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for overspread (as verbs)

What are the hyponyms for Overspread?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for overspread?

Overspread means to cover or spread over something completely. An antonym for this word would be to uncover or expose. However, some other possible antonyms for overspread that are worth considering are scatter, disperse, and distribute. These words imply that something is not only not covered, but also it is spread out in a more diffuse manner. Another antonym for overspread might be to unveil or reveal, which suggests that something is made visible or unhidden. Alternatively, words like reveal and disclose might suggest that something is made known or discovered, as opposed to simply being visible. Ultimately, the best antonym for overspread will depend on the context in which it is used.

Usage examples for Overspread

A pained look overspread her features.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
A pallor overspread his face and his hands were clenched.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
He walked with unsteady steps, stooping forward, and rubbing his hands, while a delighted smile overspread his countenance.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Overspread

  • A few years after the Constitution was adopted Alexander Hamilton said to Josiah Quincy that he thought the Union might endure for thirty years. He feared the centrifugal force of the system. The danger, he said, would proceed from the States, not from the national government. But Hamilton seems not to have considered that the vital necessity which had always united the colonies from the first New England league against the Indians, and which, in his own time, forced the people of the country from the sands of a confederacy to the rock of union, would become stronger every year and inevitably develop and confirm a nation. Whatever the intention of the fathers in 1787 might have been, whether a league or confederacy or treaty, the conclusion of the children in 1860 might have been predicted. Plant a homogeneous people along the coast of a virgin continent. Let them gradually overspread it to the farther sea, speaking the same language, virtually of the same religious faith, inter- marrying, and cherishing common heroic traditions. Suppose them sweeping from end to end of their vast domain without passports, the physical perils of their increasing extent constantly modified by science, steam, and the telegraph, making Maine and Oregon neighbors, their trade enormous, their prosperity a miracle, their commonwealth of unsurpassed importance in the world, and you may theorize as you will, but you have supposed an imperial nation, which may indeed be a power of evil as well as of good, but which can no more recede into its original elements and local sources than its own Mississippi, pouring broad and resistless into the Gulf, can turn backward to the petty forest springs and rills whence it flows. 'No, no', murmurs the mighty river, 'when you can take the blue out of the sky, when you can steal heat from fire, when you can strip splendor from the morning, then, and not before, may you reclaim your separate drops in me'. 'Yes, yes, my river,' answers the Union, 'you speak for me. I am no more a child, but a man; no longer a confederacy, but a nation. I am no more Virginia, New York, Carolina, or Massachusetts, but the United States of America'.
    George William Curtis

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