overlaid overlaid  /ˈoʊ vər ˌleɪd/


  1. (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
  2. (n) a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
  3. (v) put something on top of something else
  4. (v) kill by lying on


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  1. That's especially true when overlaid with data from the National Association of Realtors that show sales of previously owned houses are going up too.
  2. The public-health team, knowing that dead birds often mean West Nile is afoot, overlaid maps of 311 calls and human cases of the virus.
  3. Then that was overlaid with Latin, because the British Isles were conquered by the Romans and converted to Christianity.


  1. E3 2013: 'Final Fantasy XV' Trailer

    Sullen VO, confusing melodramatic plot threads, and unconventional grooming overlaid with epic music and intense magical infused battles over mysterious crystals? Yep, it's "Final Fantasy" alright and we have a gameplay trailer just for you! In what seems like a thousand years, Square Enix finally sheds some light on what's going on about Fabula Nova [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

  2. Landslide! In the debris field with geologist Rick Wooten

    Standing at the pull-off on a gravel road near an unmarked trail in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, geologist Rick Wooten tightens his black webbed utility belt — which holds a camera, a hammer and a Brunton compass. In the shade of his car’s open hatchback, he leans over a Panasonic Toughbook that’s displaying an aerial photograph of the slope above us. The image is overlaid with ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mountain Xpress

  3. Intel's supposed 'Obsidian' UI for Tizen gets leaked, swiped and doubted

    The pure version of Tizen 2.0 is far from finalized, yet there already seems to be an alternative skin designed to sit on top of it. While Intel's chips are currently capable of powering the new open source OS, the chip company is reportedly working on its own overlaid UI, known as Obsidian. Ars Technica got its hands on two videos of it in action, featuring notably flat and square icons ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Engadget


  1. "We're overlaid too much with too many rules," Brown said. "The real challenge for lawyers and legislators and chief executives is to do no harm and to add to the system ways that give more elbow room, more flexibility, more discretion, more...
    on Nov 11, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: Legal News Line

  2. "Mr. Brown, as he likes to be known, rapped and crooned before his time, used vibrant horn, raunchy rock and roll guitar, and driving bass overlaid with a grunting, familiar voice like the sound of a moving train," Gates and West wrote. "His...
    on Dec 25, 2006 By: Cornel West Source: Washington Post

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