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o·ver·lay

overlay

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: o vr leI
inflections: overlaid, overlaying, overlays
definition 1: to set or lay (something) over something.
She overlaid the next floor plan on the stack of plans.
definition 2: to finish with a decorative layer.
The craftsman overlaid the mahogany with filigree.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o vr leI
definition 1: something laid down as a covering.
a fiberglass overlay
definition 2: a layer of decorative material.
an overlay of gilded wax
definition 3: a transparency marked with information to be seen together with the drawing or map over which it is laid.
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