Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » O » Overemotional ... Overlying

OVERLAP (overlapped, overlapping)

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does overlap mean? 

OVERLAP (noun)
  The noun OVERLAP has 3 senses:

1. a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
2. the property of partial coincidence in time
3. a flap that lies over another part

  Familiarity information: OVERLAP used as a noun is uncommon.


OVERLAP (verb)
  The verb OVERLAP has 2 senses:

1. coincide partially or wholly
2. extend over and cover a part of

  Familiarity information: OVERLAP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERLAP (noun)


Sense 1overlap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

overlap; convergence; intersection

Context example:

there was no overlap between their proposals

Hypernyms ("overlap" is a kind of...):

internal representation; mental representation; representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "overlap"):

crossroads (a point where a choice must be made)

interface (the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other)


Sense 2overlap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of partial coincidence in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("overlap" is a kind of...):

co-occurrence; coincidence; concurrence; conjunction (the temporal property of two things happening at the same time)


Sense 3overlap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flap that lies over another part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

overlap; lap

Context example:

the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches

Hypernyms ("overlap" is a kind of...):

flap (any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "overlap"):

cuff; turnup (the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg)

hem (lap that forms a cloth border doubled back and stitched down)

lapel (lap at the front of a coat; continuation of the coat collar)

lappet (a small lap on a garment or headdress)


OVERLAP (verb)


Sense 1overlap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coincide partially or wholly

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Our vacations overlap

Hypernyms (to "overlap" is one way to...):

co-occur; coincide; cooccur (go with, fall together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "overlap"):

share (have in common)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2overlap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend over and cover a part of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city

Hypernyms (to "overlap" is one way to...):

continue; cover; extend (span an interval of distance, space or time)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "overlap"):

imbricate (overlap)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"If words could only speak, they'd mean even less." (English proverb)

"Beauty without virtue is a curse." (Azerbaijani proverb)

"While the word is yet unspoken, you are master of it; when once it is spoken, it is master of you." (Arabic proverb)

"If you own two houses, it's raining in one of them." (Corsican proverb)

 OVERLAP: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0947 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: