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Meaning of underlay

un•der•lay

Pronunciation: (v.un"dur-lā'n.un'dur-lā"), [key]
— v., n. -laid, -lay•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to lay under or beneath.
  2. to provide with something laid underneath; raise or support with something laid underneath: The manufacturer underlays the chrome finish with a zinc coating.
  3. to extend across the bottom of.
—n.
  1. something underlaid.
  2. a piece or pieces of paper put under type or cuts to bring them to the proper height for printing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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