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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.
1. Something, such as felt under a carpet, that is underlaid. Also called underlayment.
2. Printing Paper or other material used to underlay.
Past tense of underlie.
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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
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
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un•der•lay(v. ˌʌn dərˈleɪ; n. ˈʌn dərˌleɪ)
v. -laid, -lay•ing,
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.
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Past participle: underlaid
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|Noun||1.||underlay - 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
|Verb||1.||underlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type; "underlay the plate"|
|2.||underlay - put (something) under or beneath; "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"|
|3.||underlay - provide with a base, support, lining, or backing; "underlay the boards with joists"|
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underlay[ˈʌndəleɪ] N (for carpet) → refuerzo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
underlay[ˈʌndərleɪ] n (British) → sous-couche f d'isolation
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