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UNDERLAY (underlaid)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does underlay mean? 

UNDERLAY (noun)
  The noun UNDERLAY has 1 sense:

1. a pad placed under a carpet

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


UNDERLAY (verb)
  The verb UNDERLAY has 3 senses:

1. raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
2. put (something) under or beneath
3. provide with a base, support, lining, or backing

  Familiarity information: UNDERLAY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNDERLAY (noun)


Sense 1underlay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pad placed under a carpet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

carpet pad; rug pad; underlay; underlayment

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

pad (a usually thin flat mass of padding)

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

underfelt (a carpet pad of thick felt)


UNDERLAY (verb)


Sense 1underlay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

underlay the plate

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

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Domain category:

printing; printing process (reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2underlay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put (something) under or beneath

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper

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

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3underlay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a base, support, lining, or backing

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

underlay the boards with joists

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

cater; ply; provide; supply (provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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