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overlay

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verb over·lay \ˌō-vər-ˈlā\

Simple Definition of overlay

  • : to cover (something) with a layer of another material

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overlay

overlaidplay \-ˈlād\overlaying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to lay or spread over or across :  superimpose b :  to prepare an overlay for

  3. 2 :  overlie 2

Examples of overlay in a sentence

  1. <you should apply a coat of primer first, and then overlay it with two coats of paint>

  2. <cedar shingles overlaying one another on the roof>



14th Century

First Known Use of overlay

14th century

Other Handicraft Terms

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overlay

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noun over·lay \ˈō-vər-ˌlā\

Simple Definition of overlay

  • : material that covers the complete surface or part of the surface of something and that changes its appearance

  • : a transparent sheet with information or pictures on it that is placed on top of another sheet to change what is being shown

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overlay

  1. :  a covering either permanent or temporary: as a :  an ornamental veneer b :  a decorative and contrasting design or article placed on top of a plain one c :  a transparent sheet containing graphic matter to be superimposed on another sheet

Examples of overlay in a sentence

  1. a silver ring with gold overlay

  2. The wooden table has a marble overlay.



1794

First Known Use of overlay

1794


OVERLAY Defined for Kids

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overlay

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verb over·lay \ˌō-vər-ˈlā\

Definition of overlay for Students

overlaid \-ˈlād\overlaying

  1. :  to lay or spread over or across <The table top is overlaid with ceramic tiles.>




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overlay

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noun over·lay \ˈō-vər-ˌlā\

Definition of overlay for Students

  1. :  a usually thin covering that is laid over or across something <The silver ring has gold overlay.>





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