- overlay used 13 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
OVERLA'Y, verb transitive
1. To lay too much upon; to oppress with incumbent weight; as a country overlaid with inhabitants.
Our sins have overlaid our hopes.
2. To cover to spread over the surface; as, to overlay capitals of columns with silver; cedar overlaid with gold.
3. To smother with close covering; as, to overlay an infant.
4. To overwhelm; to smother.
A heap of ashes that o'er lays your fire.
5. To cloud; to overcast.
- As when a cloud his beam doth overlay
6. To cover; to join two opposite sides by a cover.
And overlay with this portentous bridge the dark abyss.
OVERLA'YING, noun A superficial covering. Exodus 38:17.