1. The lapping of one thing over another; as, an overlap of six inches; an overlap of a slate on a roof.
2. (Geol.) 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.
(O"ver*large") a. Too large; too great.
(O"ver*large"ness), n. Excess of size or bulk.
(O`ver*lash") v. i. [Cf. Prov. E. lash extravagant, lashing lavish.] To drive on rashly; to go to
excess; hence, to exaggerate; to boast. [Obs.] Barrow.
(O`ver*lash"ing), n. Excess; exaggeration. [Obs.]
(O"ver*late") a. Too late; exceedingly late.
(O`ver*lave") v. t. To lave or bathe over.
(O"ver*lav"ish) a. Lavish to excess.
(O`ver*lay") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overlaid ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overlaying.]
1. 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.Sir W. Raleigh.
As when a cloud his beams doth overlay.Spenser.
Framed of cedar overlaid with gold.Milton.
With this portentous bridge the dark abyss.
2. To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.
This woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.1 Kings iii. 19.
A heap of ashes that o'erlays your fire.Dryden.
3. (Printing) To put an overlay on.
1. A covering. Sir W. Scott.
2. (Printing) A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it
stronger at a particular place.