overlie

  • 1Overlie — O ver*lie , v. t. [imp. {Overlay}; p. p. {Overlain}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlying}.] To lie over or upon; specifically, to suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant. Quain. [1913 Webster] A woman by negligence overlieth her child in her… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2overlie — index overlap Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3overlie — ► VERB (overlying; past overlay; past part. overlain) ▪ lie on top of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4overlie — [ō΄vər lī′] vt. overlay, overlain, overlying 1. to lie on or over 2. to stifle or smother by lying on …

    English World dictionary

  • 5overlie — overlay, overlie 1. The addition of the prefix over 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 past tense and past participle of overlay is… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6overlie — verb /ˌoʊvɚˈlaɪ/ a) To lie over or upon b) To suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant …

    Wiktionary

  • 7overlie — See overlay, overlie, underlay, underlie …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 8overlie — transitive verb (overlay; overlain; overlying) Date: 13th century 1. to lie over or upon 2. to cause the death of by lying upon …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9overlie — /oh veuhr luy /, v.t., overlay, overlain, overlying. 1. to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum. 2. to smother (an infant) by lying upon it, as in sleep. [1125 75; ME overlien, overliggen. See OVER , LIE2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10overlie — over·lie .ō vər lī vt, lay lā; lain lān; ly·ing lī iŋ to cause the death of by lying upon …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11overlie — Synonyms and related words: arch over, bestraddle, bestride, bridge, extend over, hang over, imbricate, jut, lap, lap over, lie over, overarch, overhang, overlap, override, ride, shingle, span …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12overlie — o|ver|lie [ˌəuvəˈlaı US ˌouvər ] v past tense overlay [ ˈleı] past participle overlain [ ˈleın] present participle overlying [T] technical to lie over something ▪ Clay overlies chalk in the southern mountains …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13overlie — o·ver lie || ‚əʊvÉ™(r) laɪ v. be laid upon; cover; smother (an infant or animal) by lying on top of …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14overlie — verb (overlies, overlying; past overlay; past participle overlain) lie on top of …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15overlie — o•ver•lie [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ[/t]] v. t. lay, lain, ly•ing 1) to lie over or on, as a covering or stratum 2) to smother by lying upon it • Etymology: 1125–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16overlie — /oʊvəˈlaɪ/ (say ohvuh luy) verb (t) (overlay, overlain, overlying) 1. to lie over or upon, as a covering, stratum, etc. 2. to smother (an infant or other newborn creature) by lying upon it, as in sleep. {over + lie2} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 17overlie — v.tr. ( lying; past lay; past part. lain) 1 lie on top of. 2 smother (a child etc.) by lying on top …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18overlie (T) technical — 1 to lie over something: A thick layer of soil overlies the rocks. 2 if a parent animal overlies its young it kills them by lying on them …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19Mary Overlie — is the discoverer of The Six Viewpoints, a theoretical deconstruction and reconstruction for post modern theatre. She has had a long career as a performer, choreographer, teacher and theater collaborator, working extensively in both the United… …

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  • 20overlay, overlie, underlay, underlie — Although lie (See lay) is always an intransitive verb (that is, cannot take a direct object), it becomes transitive when preceded by over or under . When lie is combined with these prefixes, underlie and overlie in some instances are… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions