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Verb: overlay (overlaid)  'ow-vu(r),ley
  1. Put something on top of something else
    "overlay the meat with a lot of gravy";
    - cover
  2. Kill by lying on
    "The sow overlay her piglets";
    - overlie
Noun: overlay  'ow-vu(r),ley
  1. Protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
    - sheathing, overlayer
  2. A layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
Verb: overlie (overlay,overlain,overlying)  ,ow-vu(r)'lI
  1. Lie upon; lie on top of
    "the granite overlies the older rocks"

Derived forms: overlays, overlaid, overlaying

Type of: bed, decoration, kill, layer, lie, ornament, ornamentation, protection, protective cover, protective covering

Encyclopedia: Overlay