verb (used with object), underlaid, underlaying.
to lay under or beneath.
to provide with something laid underneath; raise or support with something laid underneath:
The manufacturer underlays the chrome finish with a zinc coating.
to extend across the bottom of.
Printing. a piece or pieces of paper put under type or cuts to bring them to the proper height for printing.
verb (used with object), underlay, underlain, underlying.
to lie under or beneath; be situated under.
to be at the basis of; form the foundation of.
Grammar. to function as the root morpheme or original or basic form of (a derived form): The form “boy” underlies “boyish.”.
Finance. to be primary to another right or security.
verb (transitive) (ˌʌndəˈleɪ) -lays, -laying, -laid
to place (something) under or beneath
to support by something laid beneath
to achieve the correct printing pressure all over (a forme block) or to bring (a block) up to type height by adding material, such as paper, to the appropriate areas beneath it
a layer, lining, support, etc, laid underneath something else
(printing) material, such as paper, used to underlay a forme or block
felt, rubber, etc, laid beneath a carpet to increase insulation and resilience
verb (transitive) -lies, -lying, -lay, -lain
to lie or be placed under or beneath
to be the foundation, cause, or basis of: careful planning underlies all our decisions
(finance) to take priority over (another claim, liability, mortgage, etc): a first mortgage underlies a second
to be the root or stem from which (a word) is derived: “happy” underlies “happiest”
noun 1. a layer lying beneath another; substratum.
noun 1. the skin of an animal, with the hair removed, prepared for use by tanning or a similar process designed to preserve it against decay and make it pliable or supple when dry. 2. an article made of this material. 3. stirrup leather. adjective 4. pertaining to, made of, or resembling leather: leather processing; […]
noun 1. an ecclesiastic delegated by the pope as his representative. 2. Roman History. an assistant to a general or to a consul or magistrate, in the government of any army or a province; a commander of a legion. a provincial governor of senatorial rank appointed by the emperor. 3. an envoy or emissary. noun […]
noun 1. a person, group, etc., to whom a lease is granted. noun 1. a person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant under a lease