What does the word overlap mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To lap over.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To lie or be folded partly upon.

Usage examples for overlap

  1. That done, he placed the circular bit of paper flat upon the coin, in such a manner that it did not overlap, and asked Miss Miette to take the coin between her thumb and her finger. – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  2. The whole colony is recumbent but branches freely and at short intervals in a horizontal plane, so that the zooecia become crowded together and the branches sometimes overlap one another. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  3. As the thought strengthens and expands, these beautiful wings change their colour to violet and become like the petals of a flower, and overlap one another in an intricate but exceedingly effective pattern. – Thought-Forms by Annie Besant C.W. Leadbeater
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