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1. protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
2. a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
3. A covering.
4. put something on top of something else
cover the meat with a lot of gravy
5. kill by lying on
The sow overlay her piglets
6. To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.