un·​der·​laid ˌən-dər-ˈlād How to pronounce underlaid (audio)
: laid or placed underneath
: having something laid or lying underneath

Examples of underlaid in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of underlaid was before the 12th century

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“Underlaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underlaid. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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