(O"ver*lap`) n.

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.

Framed of cedar overlaid with gold.

And overlay
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.

3. (Printing) To put an overlay on.

(O"ver*lay`) n.

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.

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