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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overlay  \O"ver*lay`\,  n. 
  1.  A  covering.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  2.  (Printing)  A  piece  of  paper  pasted  upon  the  tympan  sheet 
  to  improve  the  impression  by  making  it  stronger  at  a 
  particular  place 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overlay  \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. 
  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. 
  2.  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. 
  A  heap  of  ashes  that  o'erlays  your  fire.  --Dryden. 
  3.  (Printing)  To  put  an  overlay  on 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overlie  \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.  --Quain. 
  A  woman  by  negligence  overlieth  her  child  in  her 
  sleeping.  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  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}] 

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