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OVERLAY (overlaid)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overlay mean? 

OVERLAY (noun)
  The noun OVERLAY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: OVERLAY used as a noun is very rare.


OVERLAY (verb)
  The verb OVERLAY has 2 senses:

1. put something on top of something else
2. kill by lying on

  Familiarity information: OVERLAY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERLAY (noun)


Sense 1overlay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

overlay; overlayer; sheathing

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

protection; protective cover; protective covering (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury)


OVERLAY (verb)


Sense 1overlay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put something on top of something else

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

overlay; cover

Context example:

cover the meat with a lot of gravy

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

splash (mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2overlay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kill by lying on

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

overlay; overlie

Context example:

The sow overlay her piglets

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

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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