Words Like OVERLAY

We have put together a list of words that are similar to OVERLAY.

10 Alternative Words Similar to overlay

1 Protection Noun      Synonym Words Like Protection
2 Cover Verb      Synonym Words Like Cover
3 Overlaying Verb-transitive      Form Words Like Overlaying
4 Plate Verb-transitive      Antonym Words Like Plate
5 Covering Noun      Synonym Words Like Covering
6 Decoration Noun      Hypernym Words Like Decoration
7 Bed Noun      Hypernym Words Like Bed
8 Ornament Noun      Hypernym Words Like Ornament
9 Layer Noun      Hypernym Words Like Layer
10 Ornamentation Noun      Hypernym Words Like Ornamentation

10 definitions of overlay

1 To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
2 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.
3 To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.
4 To put an overlay on.
5 A covering.
6 A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
7 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.
8 put something on top of something else
9 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
10 a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
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