Definition of overspread in English:

overspread

Pronunciation /ˌōvərˈspred/ /ˌoʊvərˈsprɛd/

transitive verboverspread

[with object]
  • Cover the surface of; spread over.

    ‘a broad smile overspread his face’
    • ‘Between heaven and earth He separately placed in order men and things, all overspread by the heavens.’
    • ‘Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled webwork from the eaves.’
    • ‘A wry grin overspread her lips as she found herself walking towards a small hut.’
    • ‘The wind battered the stable and brought down dead matter from the oak that overspread it.’
    • ‘The sky of the plant was overspread with smoke of the burning tires and furniture.’
    envelop, shroud, swathe, veil, cloak, cloud, submerge, enfold, enwrap, surround, bury

Origin

Old English ofersprǣdan(see over-, spread).