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un·der·lay 1

 (ŭn′dər-lā′)
tr.v. un·der·laid (-lād′), un·der·lay·ing, un·der·lays
1. To put (one thing) under another.
2. To provide with a base or support.
3. Printing To raise or support (the level of a bed) by inserting a piece of paper or other material under the type.
n. (ŭn′dər-lā′)
1. Something, such as felt under a carpet, that is underlaid. Also called underlayment.
2. Printing Paper or other material used to underlay.

un·der·lay 2

 (ŭn′dər-lā′)
v.
Past tense of underlie.

underlay

vb (tr) , -lays, -laying or -laid
1. to place (something) under or beneath
2. to support by something laid beneath
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to achieve the correct printing pressure all over (a forme block) or to bring (a block) up to type height by adding material, such as paper, to the appropriate areas beneath it
n
4. a layer, lining, support, etc, laid underneath something else
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing material, such as paper, used to underlay a forme or block
6. (Textiles) felt, rubber, etc, laid beneath a carpet to increase insulation and resilience

un•der•lay

(v. ˌʌn dərˈleɪ; n. ˈʌn dərˌleɪ)

v. -laid, -lay•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to lay under or beneath.
2. to provide with something laid underneath, as for support.
3. to extend across the bottom of.
n.
4. something underlaid.
5. paper put under type or cuts to bring them to the proper height for printing.
[before 900]

underlay


Past participle: underlaid
Gerund: underlaying

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am underlaying
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Present Perfect
I have underlaid
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Past Continuous
I was underlaying
you were underlaying
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you were underlaying
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Past Perfect
I had underlaid
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Future
I will underlay
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Future Perfect
I will have underlaid
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Future Continuous
I will be underlaying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underlaying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underlaying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underlaying
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Conditional
I would underlay
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we would underlay
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Past Conditional
I would have underlaid
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underlay - a pad placed under a carpetunderlay - a pad placed under a carpet    
pad - a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
underfelt - a carpet pad of thick felt
Verb1.underlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the typeunderlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type; "underlay the plate"
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.underlay - put (something) under or beneath; "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
3.underlay - provide with a base, support, lining, or backingunderlay - provide with a base, support, lining, or backing; "underlay the boards with joists"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
Translations

underlay

[ˈʌndəleɪ] N (for carpet) → refuerzo m

underlay

[ˈʌndərleɪ] n (British)sous-couche f d'isolation
References in classic literature ?
But he had felt warmly the delicate sympathy with himself that underlay Valentin's fraternal irreverence, and he was most unwilling that his friend should pay a tax upon it.
That would depend upon whether the germs of staunch comradeship underlay the temporary emotion, or whether it were a sensuous joy in her form only, with no substratum of everlastingness.
Their vague idealism, the suspicion of a philosophical idea which underlay the titles they gave their pictures, accorded very well with the functions of art as from his diligent perusal of Ruskin he understood it; but here was something quite different: here was no moral appeal; and the contemplation of these works could help no one to lead a purer and a higher life.
But the feeling that underlay all these feelings and puzzled him profoundly and kept him silent was the certainty that he loved Katharine as sincerely as he had it in him to love any one.
More than once during the years that I had lived with him in Baker Street I had observed that a small vanity underlay my companion's quiet and didactic manner.
It glowed and iridesced in the sunlight as if gleaming up from underlay under underlay of red.
This which I think and feel underlay every former state of life and circumstances, as it does underlie my present, and what is called life, and what is called death.
This week is all about the underlay, which is just as important as the carpet itself.
Rug retailers agree: If they're not actively selling underlay, they're sweep- ing profits under the rug.
The Waterbury Lake Property encompasses approximately 100,000 acres and is favorably located along the same structural trend to the northeast of the Midwest project and presumably cover the strike extension of the same sequence of Paleoproterozoic gneisses that underlay the subAthabasca group unconformity, which are host to the uranium mineralization at the Midwest project.
Hitching a ride: That's the secret behind continuing growth of the underlay industry.
The various descriptions that consumers give to underlay vary, but they illustrate something: Customers are learning the benefits of the Product.