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overlie

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verb over·lie \-ˈlī\

Simple Definition of overlie

  • : to lie over or on (something)

Full Definition of overlie

over·layplay \-ˈlā\over·lainplay \-ˈlān\over·ly·ingplay \-ˈlī-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lie over or upon

  3. 2 :  to cause the death of by lying upon

Examples of overlie

  1. <the puzzle pieces overlay one another in complete disarray on the floor>

  2. <there will be freezing rain tonight, so we can expect to find a thick layer of ice overlying the car windshield in the morning>



13th Century

First Known Use of overlie

13th century

Rhymes with overlie

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Medical Dictionary

overlie

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transitive verb over·lie \ˌō-vər-ˈlī\

Medical Definition of overlie

over·lay \-ˈlā\play over·lain \-ˈlān\play over·ly·ing \-ˈlī-iŋ\play

  1. :  to cause the death of by lying upon




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