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English noun: underlay

1. underlay (artifact) a pad placed under a carpet


Synonymscarpet pad, rug pad, underlayment


Broader (hypernym)pad


Narrower (hyponym)underfelt


English verb: underlay

1. underlay (motion) raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type


SamplesUnderlay the plate.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise


Domain categoryprinting, printing process

2. underlay (contact) put (something) under or beneath


SamplesThey underlaid the shingles with roofing paper.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

3. underlay (consumption) provide with a base, support, lining, or backing


SamplesUnderlay the boards with joists.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply









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