AskDefine | Define overlaid

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overlay n : 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 [syn: sheathing, overlayer]


1 put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy" [syn: cover]
2 kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets" [syn: overlie] [also: overlaid]overlay See overlie [also: overlaid]overlaid See overlay

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  • /'ovəɻleɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd


  1. past of overlay
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