Dictionary Results for overlay


1. overlay - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): sheathing, overlayer

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




2. overlay - noun

· a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface

Hypernym(s): layer, bed, decoration, ornament, ornamentation




3. overlay - verb

· put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

Synonym(s): cover




4. overlay - verb

· kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets"

Synonym(s): overlie

Hypernym(s): kill




5. overlie - verb

· lie upon; lie on top of; "the granite overlies the older rocks"

Hypernym(s): lie




6. overlie - verb

· kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets"

Synonym(s): overlay

Hypernym(s): kill





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