Meaning of overshadow

o•ver•shad•ow

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-shad'ō), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to be more important or significant by comparison: For years he overshadowed his brother.
  2. to cast a shadow over; cover with shadows, clouds, darkness, etc.; darken or obscure: clouds overshadowing the moon.
  3. to make sad or hang heavily over; cast a pall on: a disappointment that overshadowed their last years.
  4. to shelter or protect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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