Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈlā /(past and past participle overlaid) [with object] (often be overlaid with)
- 1Cover the surface of (a thing) with a coating: their fingernails were overlaid with silver or goldMore example sentences
- In several examples, the base metal is overlaid with silver, and many of the inlays are gold or silver.
- The unidentified base metals are overlaid with silver.
- In the rest of the house all parts were overlaid with gold and adorned with gems and mother-of-pearl.
- 1.1Lie on top of: a third screen which will overlay the othersMore example sentences
- The results are displayed on a screen and often overlaid on a map.
- These images were digitized and overlaid on a computer screen.
- She seems to be having some kind of a disco thing going on, with her screen overlaid three times on top of itself and a hundred horizontal bars racing up and down the picture.
- 2(Of a quality or feeling) become more prominent than (a previous quality or feeling): his openness had been overlaid by his new self-confidenceMore example sentences
- Any of us can become terrified at any moment if fear overlays us.
- Football retained tenacious local loyalties, overlaid by denominational and social rivalries, mediated by the search for success and corresponding reward.
- Consequently, the difficult circumstances of their current situation are at least partially overlaid by a larger faith in the dignity of labor, the power of collective action, and the ultimate triumph of the working class.
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- 1Something laid as a covering over something else: a durable, cost-effective floor overlayMore example sentences
- Films, coatings, and overlays generally become less cost effective as production quantities increase, especially when the entire surface of work pieces must be hardened.
- Watch how the pros produce stunning decorative overlays from start to finish, including surface preparation, pre-overlay repair, placing, and finishing.
- The company's warehouse floor serves as a testing ground for new finishes, overlays, and polishing techniques.
- 1.1A transparency placed over artwork or something such as a map, marked with additional information or detail.More example sentences
- The structure of the painting reveals itself as do those anatomical diagrams with transparent overlays illustrating the separate skeletal, circulatory, pulmonary and muscular systems.
- Analysts may create additional overlays as needed.
- Circle the corresponding number on the reader service card for more information about stampable vertical overlays.
- 1.2A graphical computer display that can be superimposed on another.More example sentences
- Unlike other systems, the device is not an overlay on the plasma display causing image degradation.
- Actually, these head-to-head duels play out on a computer screen, superimposed in digital video overlay.
- Channel surfing was quick and the overlay offered a lot of extra info about a program, including an original air date (I can't even get that info on my TiVo).
- 2 Computing The process of transferring a block of program code or other data into internal memory, replacing what is already stored.More example sentences
- New code was added to Maya to remove the requirement for hardware overlay in order to provide compatibility even with nonaccelerated drivers.
- 2.1A block of code or other data transferred during the overlay process.More example sentences
- In addition, MCS-L does not allow users to relate or join external user-defined databases to overlays.