overlay overlay  /ˈoʊ vər ˌleɪ/


  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
  5. (v) lie upon; lie on top of
  6. (v) kill by lying on


Derived Word(s)


  1. They now utilize terms and approaches that often have a scientific-sounding overlay and are designed to appear more reasonable than those of their earlier efforts.
  2. The program automatically overlays the images and shifts the colors of the left and right to blue and red for viewing with the included 3D glasses.
  3. The sleek travel diaries cover detailed street and transit maps with translucent overlays that make it easy to plan and trace your path.


  1. Concord Supervisors approve zoning changes for loop road

    The first step in a long process was taken, June 4, as the Concord Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve the text amendment and zoning map changes for the loop road overlay district regarding the proposed Brandywine Mills.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Garnet Valley Press

  2. Supervisors approve new development standards for Centerville

    Revised development standards for new construction along the Route 250 overlay district in Centerville took the final step in a detailed process last week as the Goochland County Board of Supervisors
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Goochland Gazette

  3. First draft of natural gas ordinance in Washington Co. under review

    As proposed, the ordinance allows for natural gas extraction by special permit, and within a boundary of designated land identified on a natural gas extraction overlay district map.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Bland County Messenger


  1. "Show support for democracy in Iran add green overlay to your Twitter avatar," Craigslist founder Craig Newmark said in a forwarded tweet.
    on Jun 17, 2009 By: Craig Newmark Source: AFP

  2. "We need to get access four weeks before the competition for preparation for pitches and preparation for overlay that are required by FIFA and the duration of the tournament," Buckley said. "In our estimation, that is six to eight weeks...
    on Dec 6, 2009 By: Ben Buckley Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "When it comes to the greatest threat, I have to say it is the federal government," Parnell said. "If the new administration is going to overlay marine spatial planning, if they are going to come out with a biological opinion on Steller sea...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Sean Parnell Source: Alaskajournal.com

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