Meaning of UNDERLAY in English


v. & n. (past and past part. -laid) lay something under (a thing) to support or raise it.

n. a thing laid under another, esp. material laid under a carpet or mattress as protection or support.

[ OE underlecgan (as UNDER-, LAY(1)) ]

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