[oh-ver-lahy-ing] /ˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ ɪŋ/
present participle of .
[oh-ver-lahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ/
verb (used with object), overlay, overlain, overlying.
to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum.
to smother (an infant) by lying upon it, as in sleep.
verb (transitive) -lies, -lying, -lay, -lain
to lie or rest upon Compare overlay
to kill (a baby or newborn animal) by lying upon it
late 12c., from over- + lie (v.2), or from an unrecorded Old English *oferlicgan. “In use from 12th to 16th c.; in 17-18th displaced by overlay; reintroduced in 19th c., chiefly in geological use.” [OED]. Related: Overlay; overlain.
[noun oh-ver-muh n for 1, oh-ver-man for 2; verb oh-ver-man] /noun ˈoʊ vər mən for 1, ˈoʊ vərˌmæn for 2; verb ˌoʊ vərˈmæn/ noun, plural overmen [oh-ver-muh n for 1;oh-ver-men for 2] /ˈoʊ vər mən for 1;ˈoʊ vərˌmɛn for 2/ (Show IPA) 1. a foreman, supervisor, or overseer. 2. a superman. verb (used with object), […]
[man-ij] /ˈmæn ɪdʒ/ verb (used with object), managed, managing. 1. to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship: She managed to see the governor. How does she manage it on such a small income? 2. to take charge or care of: to manage my investments. 3. to dominate or influence (a […]
[oh-ver-man-tl] /ˈoʊ vərˌmæn tl/ adjective 1. situated above a mantelpiece. noun 2. an ornament or panel situated above a mantelpiece. /ˈəʊvəˌmæntəl/ noun 1. an ornamental shelf over a mantelpiece, often with a mirror
[oh-ver-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˌoʊ vərˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər/ verb (used with object) 1. to gain mastery over; conquer; overpower: The sudden impulse had quite overmastered me. /ˌəʊvəˈmɑːstə/ verb 1. (transitive) to overpower v. mid-14c., from over- + master (v.). Related: Overmastered; overmastering.