overlay: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-lā'n.ō'vur-lā"), [key]
— v., n. -laid, -lay•ing,
- to lay or place (one thing) over or upon another.
- to cover, overspread, or surmount with something.
- to finish with a layer or applied decoration of something: wood richly overlaid with gold.
- to put an overlay upon.
- something laid over something else; covering.
- a layer or decoration of something applied: an overlay of gold.
- a shaped piece of paper, or a sheet of paper reinforced at the proper places by shaped pieces, put on the tympan of a press to increase or equalize the impression.
- a method of preparing copy for multicolor printing, in which matter for each color is prepared on a transparent sheet that is placed over a key plate, usually the one to be printed in black.
- the sheet or sheets so prepared.
- a sheet of transparent paper placed over a photograph, a dummy, or other artwork for noting corrections, instructions, mechanical separations, etc.
- software or data in external storage and brought into main storage for execution by replacing or augmenting software or data already there.
- a transparent sheet giving special military information not ordinarily shown on maps, used by being placed over the map on which it is based.
- a decorative piece of leather or other material stitched on a shoe.
- a cravat.
Pronunciation: (ō"vur-lā'), [key]
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- overlay (Thesaurus)