Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It steals very slowly into northern Europe and overspreads it.

Little by little the alder (Alnus glutinosa) overspreads the marsh.

Some seasons its bloom is scarcely in evidence; other seasons it overspreads the pastures.

Mark the melancholy that overspreads his features, as he tastes that glass of sherry.

Cooloo, the great bird that overspreads all with his wings, was a chief.

With this unctuous gold of the dairy he overspreads his tough hard tack and shares his happiness with his messmates.

A beautiful even tone of grey, finely blended with a warmth-giving red, now overspreads the sky.

They say it is of that form and size, when it first appears, though it soon grows and overspreads the whole heavens.

Little by little Balthazar's eyes lost their fire and took the glaucous opaque tint which overspreads the eyes of old men.

"The grey vapour that overspreads his skies seldom admits a fleeting gleam of sunshine to pass through" (Burton).