Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun overlay

2 senses of overlay

Sense 1
sheathing, overlay, overlayer -- (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)
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 2
overlay -- (a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface)
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overlay

2 senses of overlay

Sense 1
overlay, cover -- (put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy")

Sense 2
overlie, overlay -- (kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets")
       => kill -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overlie

2 senses of overlie

Sense 1
overlie -- (lie upon; lie on top of; "the granite overlies the older rocks")
       => lie -- (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf")

Sense 2
overlie, overlay -- (kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets")
       => kill -- (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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