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Difference Between Overlap and Overlay

Overlap

extend over so as to cover partly
the curtains overlap at the centre when closed
the canopy overlaps the house roof at one end
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Overlay

To lay or spread over or on.
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Overlap

a part or amount which overlaps
an overlap of about half an inch
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Overlay

To cover the surface of with a decorative layer or design
overlay wood with silver.
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Overlap

To lie or extend over and cover part of.
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Overlay

To embellish superficially
a simple tune that was overlaid with ornate harmonies.
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Overlap

To have an area or range in common with.
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Overlay

(Printing) To put an overlay on.
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Overlap

To lie over and partly cover something.
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Overlay

To create (a new area code) having the same boundaries as another
In Maryland, area code 240 was overlaid on top of area code 301.
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Overlap

To correspond in character or function
Their duties overlap.
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Overlay

Past tense of overlie.
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Overlap

(Mathematics) To have one or more elements in common. Used of sets.
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Overlay

To lie over or on.
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Overlap

A part or portion that overlaps or is overlapped.
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Overlay

To suffocate (a baby, for example) by accidentally lying on top of it.
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Overlap

An instance of overlapping.
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Overlay

Something that is laid over or covers something else.
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Overlap

To extend over and partly cover something.
The mouse-mat overlapped the edge of the desk.
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Overlay

A layer of decoration, such as gold leaf or wood veneer, applied to a surface.
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Overlap

To have an area, range, character or function in common.
The two maps overlapped at the east and west edges.
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Overlay

(Printing) A piece of paper used on a press tympan to vary the pressure that produces light and dark tones.
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Overlap

(mathematics) Of sets: to have some elements in common.
The set (all men) overlaps the set (vegetarians).
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Overlay

A transparent sheet containing graphic matter, such as labels or colored areas, placed on illustrative matter to be incorporated into it.
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Overlap

(genetics) To have some similar nucleotide sequences.
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Overlay

An area code whose boundaries are the same as another area code.
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Overlap

Something that overlaps or is overlapped
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Overlay

(transitive) To lay, spread, or apply something over or across; cover.
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Overlap

(rugby) a situation in the game where an attacking line has more players in it than the defensive line coming to meet it. The attacking side may exploit the overlap by using their superior numbers to break the opposition's defensive line. If attackers outnumber defenders by more than one player this is often termed a two man overlap or three man overlap, etc. If the attacking side fails to break through usually due to poor execution, they are said to waste an overlap.
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Overlay

To overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
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Overlap

The payment of a spouse's or other dependant's annuity benefits concurrently with the member's benefits, on death of the member during the guarantee period.
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Overlay

To lie over (someone, especially a child) in order to smother it; to suffocate.
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Overlap

To lay (one thing) over another; to lap.
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Overlay

To put an overlay on.
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Overlap

To cover part of.
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Overlay

To bet too much money on.
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Overlap

To be arranged so that a part of one object laying over part of another; as, the boards overlapped at their ends.
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Overlay

(printing) A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
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Overlap

To have the ending time of one period or process extend beyond the beginning time of another period or process; as, the lives of Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt overlapped by several decades.
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Overlay

(betting) Odds which are set higher than expected or warranted. Favorable odds.
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Overlap

The lapping of one thing over another; as, an overlap of six inches; an overlap of a slate on a roof.
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Overlay

(horse racing) A horse going off at higher odds than it appears to warrant, based on its past performances.
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Overlap

An extension of geological beds above and beyond others, as in a conformable series of beds, when the upper beds extend over a wider space than the lower, either in one or in all directions.
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Overlay

A decal attached to a computer keyboard to relabel the keys.
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Overlap

a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena;
there was no overlap between their proposals
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Overlay

(programming) A block of program code that is loaded over something previously loaded, so as to replace the functionality.
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Overlap

the property of partial coincidence in time
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Overlay

(internet) A pop-up covering an existing part of the display.
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Overlap

a flap that lies over another part;
the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches
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Overlay

(Scotland) A cravat.
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Overlap

coincide partially or wholly;
Our vacations overlap
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Overlay

A covering over something else.
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Overlap

extend over and cover a part of;
The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city
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Overlay

To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
When any country is overlaid by the multitude which live upon it.
As when a cloud his beams doth overlay.
Framed of cedar overlaid with gold.
And overlayWith this portentous bridge the dark abyss.
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Overlay

To cover (an object made of an inexpensive metal, glass, or other material) with a thin sheet of an expensive metal, especially with silver or gold. Distinguished from to plate, which is done by a chemical or electrical deposition process.
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Overlay

To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.
This woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.
A heap of ashes that o'erlays your fire.
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Overlay

To put an overlay on.
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Overlay

A covering.
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Overlay

A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
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Overlay

A subroutine which occupies a portion of main memory which is occupied at some other time by another subroutine during execution of the same program. Overlays were used as an older technique to allow larger programs to be executed in restricted main memory space; the same effect is now accomplished by different techniques.
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Overlay

protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
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Overlay

put something on top of something else;
cover the meat with a lot of gravy
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Overlay

kill by lying on;
The sow overlay her piglets
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