Definitions for underlayˌʌn dərˈleɪ; ˈʌn dərˌleɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•layˌʌn dərˈleɪ; ˈʌn dərˌleɪ(v.; n.)-laid, -lay•ing
(v.t.)to lay under or beneath.
to provide with something laid underneath, as for support.
to extend across the bottom of.
paper put under type or cuts to bring them to the proper height for printing.
Origin of underlay:
carpet pad, rug pad, underlay, underlayment(verb)
a pad placed under a carpet
raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
"underlay the plate"
put (something) under or beneath
"They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
provide with a base, support, lining, or backing
"underlay the boards with joists"
A soft floor covering that lies under a carpet.
Anything that is underlaid
Lyrics; or more specifically, the way in which lyrics are assigned to musical notes.
The underlay in bar 3 is unclear in Handel's manuscript.
To lay something underneath something else
To provide a support for something
to lay beneath; to put under
to raise or support by something laid under; as, to underlay a cut, plate, or the like, for printing. See Underlay, n., 2
to put a tap on (a shoe)
to incline from the vertical; to hade; -- said of a vein, fault, or lode
the inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade; -- called also underlie
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