Underlay Un`der*lay", v. t. [AS. underlecgan. See {Under}, and {Lay}, v. t.] 1. To lay beneath; to put under. [1913 Webster]

2. To raise or support by something laid under; as, to underlay a cut, plate, or the like, for printing. See {Underlay}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

3. To put a tap on (a shoe). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • underlay — underlay, underlie 1. The addition of the prefix under makes both verbs transitive (i.e. take an object) and therefore they do not entirely correspond to the grammatical functions of lay and lie. The form of the past tense and past participle of… …   Modern English usage

  • underlay — underlay1 [un΄dər lā′; ] for n. [ un′dər lā΄] vt. underlaid, underlaying [ME underlein < OE underlecgan] 1. to cover, line, or extend over the bottom of [the leather is underlaid with felt] 2. to lay (something) under something else, esp. as a …   English World dictionary

  • Underlay — Un der*lay , v. i. (Mining) To incline from the vertical; to hade; said of a vein, fault, or lode. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underlay — Un der*lay , n. 1. (Mining) The inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade; called also {underlie}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) A thickness of paper, pasteboard, or the like, placed under a cut, or stereotype plate, or under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underlay — is a thin layer of cushioning, made of materials such as sponge rubber, foam, felt or crumb rubber, which is laid beneath carpeting to provide comfort underfoot, to reduce wear on the carpet, and to provide insulation against sound, moisture and… …   Wikipedia

  • underlay — O.E. under lecgan to support by placing something beneath; see UNDER (Cf. under) + LAY (Cf. lay) (v.). Related: Underlaid; underlaying …   Etymology dictionary

  • underlay — [1] ► VERB (past and past part. underlaid) ▪ place something under (something else), especially to support or raise it. ► NOUN ▪ material laid under a carpet for protection or support …   English terms dictionary

  • underlay — See overlay, overlie, underlay, underlie See underlay, underlie …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • underlay — underlays (The noun is pronounced [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)leɪ[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)le͟ɪ[/t]].) 1) N MASS Underlay is a layer of thick material that you place between a carpet and the floor to protect the carpet and make it feel warmer and …   English dictionary

  • underlay — 1. verb /ʌndəɻˈleɪ/ a) To lay something underneath something else b) To provide a support for something 2. noun /ʌndəɻˈleɪ/ a) A soft floor covering that lies under a carpet …   Wiktionary

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