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underlay

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verb un·der·lay \-ˈlā\

Definition of underlay

underlaid

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underlaying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover, line, or traverse the bottom of :  give support to on the underside or below

  3. 2 :  to raise or support by something laid under

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of underlay

before 12th century


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underlay

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noun un·der·lay \ˈən-dər-ˌlā\

Definition of underlay

  1. :  something that is or is designed to be laid under

14th Century

First Known Use of underlay

14th century


UNDERLAY Defined for English Language Learners


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underlay

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noun un·der·lay \ˈən-dər-ˌlā\

Definition of underlay for English Language Learners

  • : a layer of material that is placed under something else (such as a carpet)



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