覆蓋; 覆載; 重疊; 覆疊區; 覆疊板; 覆蓋板 OVLY
1. A covering.
2. Printing A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
O·ver·lay v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overlaid p. pr. & vb. n. Overlaying.]
1. To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
When any country is overlaid by the multitude which live upon it. --Sir W. Raleigh.
As when a cloud his beams doth overlay. --Spenser.
Framed of cedar overlaid with gold. --Milton.
With this portentous bridge the dark abyss. --Milton.
3. To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.
This woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it. --1 Kings iii. 19.
A heap of ashes that o'erlays your fire. --Dryden.
4. Printing To put an overlay on.
O·ver·lie v. t. [imp. Overlay p. p. Overlain p. pr. & vb. n. Overlying.] To lie over or upon; specifically, to suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant.
A woman by negligence overlieth her child in her sleeping. --Chaucer.
v 1: lie upon; lie on top of; "the granite overlies the older
2: kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets" [syn: overlay]
[also: overlying, overlay, overlain]
n : protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of
boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to
strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a
weatherproof exterior [syn: sheathing, overlayer]
v 1: put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with
a lot of gravy" [syn: cover]
2: kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets" [syn: overlie]