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Definition of Overlay


  1. To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
  2. To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.
  3. To put an overlay on.
  4. A covering.
  5. A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
  6. of Overlie

Overlay Translations

overlay in Dutch is overlappen
overlay in Portuguese is folha de prova
overlay in Spanish is superponer