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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for overlay in the sense of this definition

(overlay is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

Definition 2: a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

(overlay is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

(overlay is a kind of ...) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

Definition 3: put something on top of something else - [verb of contact]

Samples where overlay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cover the meat with a lot of gravy

Synonyms for overlay in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of overlay ) mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered

"The mountain was splashed with snow"

(overlay has a similar meaning as ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 4: kill by lying on - [verb of contact]

Samples where overlay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sow overlay her piglets

Synonyms for overlay in the sense of this definition

(overlay is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

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