[oh-ver-leyn] /ˌoʊ vərˈleɪn/
past 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.
[oh-ver-land, -luh nd] /ˈoʊ vərˌlænd, -lənd/ adverb 1. by land; on terrain: to travel overland rather than by sea. 2. over or across the land: a road that winds overland. adjective 3. proceeding, performed, or carried on overland: the overland route to the West. [oh-ver-luh nd] /ˈoʊ vər lənd/ noun 1. a city in E […]
noun, U.S. History. 1. a government mail service, started in 1848, for sending mail from the Mississippi to the Far West. 2. (initial capital letters) a stagecoach line, established in 1858, linking Memphis, St. Louis, and San Francisco, which was then paid by the government to carry U.S. mail to the Far West. With various […]
[oh-ver-luh nd] /ˌoʊ vər lənd/ noun 1. a town in E Kansas, near Kansas City.
[oh-ver-luh nd] /ˈoʊ vər lənd/ noun 1. a city in E Missouri, near St. Louis. /ˈəʊvəˌlænd/ adjective, adverb (prenominal) 1. over or across land verb 2. (Austral, history) to drive (cattle or sheep) overland