American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To lie or extend over and cover part of.
- v. To have an area or range in common with.
- v. To lie over and partly cover something.
- v. To correspond in character or function: Their duties overlap.
- v. Mathematics To have one or more elements in common. Used of sets.
- n. A part or portion that overlaps or is overlapped.
- n. An instance of overlapping.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lap or fold over; extend so as to lie or rest upon: as, one slate on a roof overlaps another.
- To cause to lap or fold over: as, to overlap slates or shingles on a roof.
- n. The lapping of one thing over another; also, the thing or part which overlaps; specifically, in geology, a disposition of the strata such that newer or more recent members of a formation lap over or are deposited beyond the limits of the older beds. This is caused by the subsidence of the regions in which deposition is taking place, so that each successive layer extends further inland than the preceding one.
- v. To extend over and partly cover something.
- v. To have an area, range, character or function in common.
- v. mathematics Used of sets that have some elements in common.
- n. Something that overlaps or is overlapped
- n. rugby a situation in the game where an attacking line has more players in it than the defensive line coming to meet it. The attacking side may exploit the overlap by using their superior numbers to break the opposition's defensive line. If attackers outnumber defenders by more than one player this is often termed a two man overlap or three man overlap, etc. If the attacking side fails to break through usually due to poor execution, they are said to waste an overlap.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To lay (one thing) over another; to lap.
- v. To cover part of.
- v. To be arranged so that a part of one object laying over part of another.
- v. To have the ending time of one period or process extend beyond the beginning time of another period or process.
- n. The lapping of one thing over another
- n. (Geol.) An extension of geological beds above and beyond others, as in a conformable series of beds, when the upper beds extend over a wider space than the lower, either in one or in all directions.
- v. extend over and cover a part of
- n. the property of partial coincidence in time
- v. coincide partially or wholly
- n. a flap that lies over another part
- n. a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
- over- + lap (Wiktionary)
“And nobody will ever notice that bit in the back where the overlap is a little rough.”
“Although I was already a fan of both authors, it was this curious title overlap that led me to snatch these two off the New Releases table at my local bookstore.”
“The Republican Party had this lawsuit in place when they were fighting the-what we call the overlap voting, which is when absentee voting started, before the close of voter registration, which allowed people to go to an early voting site, register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and vote it on the spot.”
“Perhaps the overlap is from people who favor a combination of capitalist and socialist elements?”
“Ilya Somin: Perhaps the overlap is from people who favor a combination of capitalist and socialist elements?”
“How they intertwine and overlap is interesting and beautiful.”
“The key question there is: Where does the potential for disruptive rain overlap with close or somewhat close contests? ...”
“The type of character overlap is controlled by a row of buttons: white on top, left to right, or right to left.”
“The bottom center overlap is labeled "Learn to do this better"; doing this would bring these jobs into the "What we do well" area, joining the "Wahoo!" center area.”
“The top left overlap is labeled "Learn to monetize"; doing this would bring these jobs into the "What we can be paid to do" area, again joining the "Wahoo!" area.”
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