English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'overlay'

(verb) 
Definition
to cover (a surface) with an applied decoration
The floor was overlaid with rugs of Turkish design.a very large dark wood table overlaid in glass
Synonyms
cover
The clouds had spread and nearly covered the entire sky.
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coat
Coat the fish with seasoned flour.
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blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
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mantle
Many of the peaks were already mantled with snow.
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envelop
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
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encase
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inlay
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superimpose
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laminate
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overspread
(noun) 
Definition
an applied decoration or layer, for example of gold leaf
Silver overlay is bonded to the entire surface.
Synonyms
covering
Sawdust was used as a hygienic floor covering.
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casing
Bullet casings lay scattered on the ground.
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wrapping
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decoration
He played a part in the decoration of the tree.
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veneer
bath panels fitted with a mahogany veneer
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adornment
Cosmetics are used for adornment.
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ornamentation
The decor was functional and free of ornamentation.
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appliqué

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adornment
Cosmetics are used for adornment.
Synonyms
beautification,
decorating,
in the sense of blanket
Definition
to cover as if with a blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
in the sense of casing
Definition
a protective case or covering
Bullet casings lay scattered on the ground.
Synonyms

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