Definition of overlap
1 : to extend over or past and cover a part of <The roof shingles overlap each other.>
2 : to have something in common with <Baseball season overlaps the football season in September.>
1 : to occupy the same area in part <The two towns overlap.>
2 : to have something in common <Some of their duties overlap.>
overlapplay \ˈō-vər-ˌlap\ noun
Examples of overlap in a sentence
The roof shingles overlap each other.
Baseball season overlaps football season in September.
Some of your duties overlap his.
First Known Use of overlap
OVERLAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overlap for English Language Learners
: 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
OVERLAP Defined for Kids
Definition of overlap for Students
: to place or be placed so that a part of one covers a part of another <The roof shingles overlap.>
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