Meaning of UNDERLAY in English

UNDERLAY

noun to put a tap on (a shoe).

2. underlay ·vt to lay beneath; to put under.

3. underlay ·noun the inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade;

— called also underlie.

4. underlay ·vi to incline from the vertical; to hade;

— said of a vein, fault, or lode.

5. underlay ·vt to raise or support by something laid under; as, to underlay a cut, plate, or the like, for printing. ·see underlay, ·noun, 2.

6. underlay ·noun a thickness of paper, pasteboard, or the like, placed under a cut, or stereotype plate, or under type, in the from, to bring it, or any part of it, to the proper height; also, something placed back of a part of the tympan, so as to secure the right impression.

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