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overlash | overlashing | overlate | overlave | overlavish | overlay | overlayer | overlaying | overlead | overleaf | overleap

overlay (root: overlie)

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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o=ver=lay
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12 in 10 verses (in OT : 12 in 10 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

overlayv. t. 
  •  To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.  [1913 Webster]
    "When any country is overlaid by the multitude which live upon it."  [1913 Webster]
    "As when a cloud his beams doth overlay."  [1913 Webster]
    "Framed of cedar overlaid with gold."  [1913 Webster]
    "And overlay
    With this portentous bridge the dark abyss.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cover (an object made of an inexpensive metal, glass, or other material) with a thin sheet of an expensive metal, especially with silver or gold. Distinguished from to plate, which is done by a chemical or electrical deposition process.  [PJC]
  •  To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.  [1913 Webster]
    "This woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it."  [1913 Webster]
    "A heap of ashes that o'erlays your fire."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put an overlay on.  [1913 Webster]
overlayn. 
  •  A covering.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A subroutine which occupies a portion of main memory which is occupied at some other time by another subroutine during execution of the same program. Overlays were used as an older technique to allow larger programs to be executed in restricted main memory space; the same effect is now accomplished by different techniques.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overlay, v. & n.
--v.tr. (past and past part. -laid)
1 lay over.
2 (foll. by with) cover the surface of (a thing) with (a coating etc.).
3 overlie.
--n.
1 a thing laid over another.
2 (in printing, mapreading, etc.) a transparent sheet to be superimposed on another sheet.
3 Computing a the process of transferring a block of data etc. to replace what is already stored. b a section so transferred.
4 a coverlet, small tablecloth, etc.

overlay, past of OVERLIE.

THESAURUS

overlay

adorn, applique, apply to, blanket, block, canopy, cap, cloak, clothe, cloud, convolute, cope, cover, cover up, cowl, crown, curtain, decorate, eclipse, elaborate, embellish, embroider, enrich, festoon, film, flap, flourish, fly, gild, hood, imbrication, involve, lap, lay on, lay over, load with ornament, mantle, mask, muffle, obduce, obscure, occult, ornament, overcast, overcharge, overlap, overlapping, overlayer, overload, overspread, put on, screen, scum, shield, spread over, superimpose, superpose, trick out, varnish, veil

ROGET THESAURUS

overlay

Redundancy

VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.

Activity

VB be active, busy oneself in, stir, stir about, stir one's stumps, bestir oneself, rouse oneself, speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, bustle, fuss, raise up, kick up a dust, push, make a push, make a fuss, make a stir, go ahead, push forward, fight one's way, elbow one's way, make progress, toll, plod, persist, keep up the ball, keep the pot boiling, look sharp, have all one's eyes about one, rise, arouse oneself, hustle, get up early, be about, keep moving, steal a march, kill two birds with one stone, seize the opportunity, lose no time, not lose a moment, make the most of one's time, not suffer the grass to grow under one's feet, improve the shining hour, make short work of, dash off, make haste, do one's best take pains, do wonders, work wonders, have many irons in the fire, have one's hands full, have much on one's hands, have other things to do, have other fish to fry, be busy, not have a moment to spare, not have a moment that one can call one's own, have one's fling, run the round of, go all lengths, stick at nothing, run riot, outdo, overdo, overact, overlay, overshoot the mark, make a toil of a pleasure, have a hand in, take an active part, put in one's oar, have a finger in the pie, mix oneself up with, trouble, one's head about, intrigue, agitate, tamper with, meddle, moil, intermeddle, interfere, interpose, obtrude, poke one's nose in, thrust one's nose in.

Covering

N covering, cover, baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin, canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri, umbrella, parasol, sunshade, veil (shade), shield, roof, ceiling, thatch, tile, pantile, pentile, tiling, slates, slating, leads, barrack, plafond, planchment, tiling, shed, top, lid, covercle, door, operculum, bulkhead, bandage, plaster, lint, wrapping, dossil, finger stall, coverlet, counterpane, sheet, quilt, tarpaulin, blanket, rug, drugget, housing, antimacassar, eiderdown, numdah, pillowcase, pillowslip, linoleum, saddle cloth, blanket cloth, tidy, tilpah, apishamore, integument, tegument, skin, pellicle, fleece, fell, fur, leather, shagreen, hide, pelt, peltry, cordwain, derm, robe, buffalo robe, cuticle, scarfskin, epidermis, clothing, mask, peel, crust, bark, rind, cortex, husk, shell, coat, eggshell, glume, capsule, sheath, sheathing, pod, cod, casing, case, theca, elytron, elytrum, involucrum, wrapping, wrapper, envelope, vesicle, corn husk, corn shuck, dermatology, conchology, testaceology, inunction, incrustation, superimposition, superposition, obduction, scale, veneer, facing, overlay, plate, silver plate, gold plate, copper plate, engobe, ormolu, Sheffield plate, pavement, coating, paint, varnish, plating, barrel plating, anointing, enamel, epitaxial deposition, vapor deposition, ground, whitewash, plaster, spackel, stucco, compo, cerement, ointment, covering, superimposed, overlaid, plated, cutaneous, dermal, cortical, cuticular, tegumentary, skinny, scaly, squamous, covered, imbricated, loricated, armor plated, ironclad, under cover, cowled, cucullate, dermatoid, encuirassed, hooded, squamiferous, tectiform, vaginate.

VB cover, superpose, superimpose, overlay, overspread, wrap, encase, incase, face, case, veneer, pave, paper, tip, cap, bind, bulkhead, bulkhead in, clapboard, coat, paint, varnish, pay, incrust, stucco, dab, plaster, tar, wash, besmear, bedaub, anoint, do over, gild, plate, japan, lacquer, lacker, enamel, whitewash, parget, lay it on thick, overlie, overarch, endome, conceal, anodize, galvanize.

Exaggeration

VB exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate, amplify, overestimate, hyperbolize, overcharge, overstate, overdraw, overlay, overshoot the mark, overpraise, make over much, over the most of, strain, strain over a point, stretch, stretch a point, go great lengths, spin a long yarn, draw with a longbow, shoot with a longbow, deal in the marvelous, out-Herod Herod, run riot, talk at random, heighten, overcolor, color highly, color too highly, broder, flourish, color, puff.


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