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overlap

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verb over·lap \ˌō-vər-ˈlap\

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. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to extend over or past and cover a part of

  3. 2 :  to have something in common with

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to occupy the same area in part

  6. 2 :  to have something in common

over·lap play \ˈō-vər-ˌlap\ noun

Examples of overlap

  1. The roof shingles overlap each other.

  2. Baseball season overlaps football season in September.

  3. Some of your duties overlap his.



1704

First Known Use of overlap

1704


OVERLAP Defined for Kids

overlap

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verb over·lap \ˌō-vər-ˈlap\

Definition of overlap

over·lappedover·lap·ping

  1. :  to place or be placed so that a part of one covers a part of another <The roof shingles overlap.>





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