overlie

play
verb over·lie \ˌō-vər-ˈlī\

Definition of overlie

overlay

play \ˌō-vər-ˈlā\;

overlain

play \ˌō-vər-ˈlān\;

overlying

play \ˌō-vər-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 in a sentence

  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


OVERLIE Defined for English Language Learners

overlie

play
verb over·lie \ˌō-vər-ˈlī\

Definition of overlie for English Language Learners

  • : to lie over or on (something)


Medical Dictionary

overlie

play
transitive verb over·lie \ˌō-vər-ˈlī\

Medical Definition of overlie

overlay

\-ˈlā\play ;

overlain

\-ˈlān\play ;

overlying

\-ˈlī-iŋ\play
  1. :  to cause the death of by lying upon



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