What does overlie mean?

Definitions for overlieˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overlie.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overlie(verb)

    lie upon; lie on top of

    "the granite overlies the older rocks"

  2. overlie, overlay(verb)

    kill by lying on

    "The sow overlay her piglets"


  1. overlie(Verb)

    To lie over or upon

  2. overlie(Verb)

    To suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overlie

    ō-vėr-lī′, v.t. to lie above or upon: to smother by lying on.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overlie in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overlie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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