Definition of Underlay

1. Noun. A pad placed under a carpet.

Exact synonyms: Carpet Pad, Rug Pad, Underlayment
Generic synonyms: Pad
Specialized synonyms: Underfelt



2. Verb. Raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type. "Underlay the plate"
Category relationships: Printing, Printing Process
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise

3. Verb. Put (something) under or beneath. "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Underlayment

4. Verb. Provide with a base, support, lining, or backing. "Underlay the boards with joists"
Generic synonyms: Cater, Ply, Provide, Supply

Definition of Underlay

1. v. t. To lay beneath; to put under.

2. v. i. To incline from the vertical; to hade; -- said of a vein, fault, or lode.

3. n. The inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade; -- called also underlie.

4. v. t. To lay beneath; to put under.

5. v. i. To incline from the vertical; to hade; -- said of a vein, fault, or lode.

6. n. The inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade; -- called also underlie.

Definition of Underlay

1. Verb. (simple past of underlie) ¹

2. Verb. To lay something underneath something else ¹

3. Verb. To provide a support for something ¹

4. Noun. A soft floor covering that lies under a carpet. ¹

5. Noun. Anything that is underlaid ¹

6. Noun. (music) Lyrics; or more specifically, the way in which lyrics are assigned to musical notes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Underlay

1. to place under [v -LAID, -LAYING, -LAYS]

Medical Definition of Underlay

1. To incline from the vertical; to hade; said of a vein, fault, or lode. 1. The inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade; called also underlie. 2. A thickness of paper, pasteboard, or the like, placed under a cut, or stereotype plate, or under type, in the from, to bring it, or any part of it, to the proper height; also, something placed back of a part of the tympan, so as to secure the right impression. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Underlay

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underlabourer
underlabourers
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underlain
underlap
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underlay (current term)
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underleading
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underleases
underleaves
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