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1. overlap

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌlæp'] coincide partially or wholly.

Synonyms

  • coincide
  • share
  • co-occur

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • smooth
  • decrease
  • shorten

Etymology

  • lap (English)
  • lappen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Overlap

  • backslap
  • burlap

Example sentences of the word overlap


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Add a dab of hot glue to the ends of the sticks where they overlap to connect them.

2. Verb, base form
Starting blocks cannot overlap the starting line or touch another runner's lane.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Spread a layer of 15 pound asphalt felt over the floor with a three inch overlap at the seams.

2. overlap

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌlæp'] extend over and cover a part of.

Synonyms

  • continue
  • imbricate
  • extend

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • separation
  • disagreement

Etymology

  • lap (English)
  • lappen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. overlap

noun. ['ˈoʊvɝˌlæp'] the property of partial coincidence in time.

Synonyms

  • conjunction
  • concurrence
  • coincidence

Antonyms

  • unmask
  • uncover
  • artifact
  • undress

Etymology

  • lap (English)
  • lappen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. overlap

noun. ['ˈoʊvɝˌlæp'] a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena.

Synonyms

  • convergence
  • mental representation
  • interface
  • representation
  • internal representation
  • crossroads

Antonyms

  • arise
  • show
  • fall short of
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • lap (English)
  • lappen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. overlap

noun. ['ˈoʊvɝˌlæp'] a flap that lies over another part.

Synonyms

  • cuff
  • turnup
  • lapel
  • lappet
  • flap

Antonyms

  • divergency
  • inactivity
  • competition
  • stand still

Etymology

  • lap (English)
  • lappen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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