Simple Definition of overlap
: to lie over the edge of (something) : to cover part of the edge of (something)
: to happen at the same time as something else
: to have parts that are the same as parts of something else
Full Definition of overlap
1 : to extend over or past and cover a part of
2 : to have something in common with
1 : to occupy the same area in part
2 : to have something in common
Examples of overlap
The roof shingles overlap each other.
Baseball season overlaps football season in September.
Some of your duties overlap his.
First Known Use of overlap
Rhymes with overlap
afterclap, baseball cap, beat the rap, blasting cap, body wrap, booby trap, contour map, cradle cap, gangsta rap, giddyap, gimme cap, gingersnap, handicap, inky cap, medigap, on the map, photomap, rattletrap, relief map, service cap, shoulder strap, spinal tap, stocking cap, thinking cap, thunderclap, Tonle Sap, tourist trap, water gap, weather map, wentletrap
OVERLAP Defined for Kids
Definition of overlap
: to place or be placed so that a part of one covers a part of another <The roof shingles overlap.>
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