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Meaning of OVERLIE

Pronunciation:  `owvur'lI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets"
  2. [v]  lie upon; lie on top of; "the granite overlies the older rocks"
 

OVERLIE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: overlay
 
 See Also: kill, lie

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      A woman by negligence overlieth her child in her
      sleeping.                                --Chaucer.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arch over, bestraddle, bestride, bridge, extend over, hang over, imbricate, jut, lap, lap over, lie over, overarch, overhang, overlap, override, ride, shingle, span
 

 

 

 

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