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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 And overlay
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
      [also: overlaid]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See overlie
      [also: overlaid]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See overlay