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See definition of overlying on Dictionary.com
  • as insuperior
  • as inoverlapping
  • as inlap
  • as inoverlap
  • as intower above
  • as indominate

synonyms for overlying

  • admirable
  • exceptional
  • first-rate
  • good
  • high-caliber
  • preferable
  • remarkable
  • superhuman
  • above
  • capital
  • choice
  • dandy
  • exclusive
  • expert
  • fine
  • major
  • over
  • premium
  • primary
  • senior
  • a cut above
  • deluxe
  • distinguished
  • exceeding
  • famous
  • finer
  • first-class
  • first-string
  • five-star
  • good quality
  • grander
  • high-class
  • more advanced
  • more skillful
  • noteworthy
  • of higher rank
  • paramount
  • predominant
  • preferred
  • prevailing
  • superincumbent
  • surpassing
  • unrivalled
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antonyms for overlying

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  • detestable
  • normal
  • ordinary
  • unremarkable
  • usual
  • bad
  • inferior
  • minor
  • poor
  • secondary
  • unimportant
  • below
  • humble
  • lower
  • meek
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How to use overlying in a sentence

There the quantity of barren overlying rock and earth is enormous, and detracts immensely from the value of the mines.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Their geological formation is granite, with gneiss and mica slate, with clay slate, hornblende and primitive limestone overlying.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
GREAT EXPECTATIONSCHARLES DICKENS
Her ugly old face flushed through the overlying paint and powder.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
How does unconformability prove a lapse of time between the accumulation of the underlying and overlying strata?
GEOLOGYJAMES GEIKIE
Whether the puncture should penetrate the overlying retina is still a disputed point.
A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
In the human skull, overlying the nasal cavity, there are two thin plates of bone perforated with numerous small apertures.
A HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME 1(OF 5)HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS
The overlying skin is normal in color, or it may be light- or dark-brown or reddish.
ESSENTIALS OF DISEASES OF THE SKINHENRY WEIGHTMAN STELWAGON
The overlying skin gradually becomes of a sluggish or dark-red color.
ESSENTIALS OF DISEASES OF THE SKINHENRY WEIGHTMAN STELWAGON
The personal arms are relegated to a minor overlying shield at the lower point of the escutcheon.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND HOW HE RECEIVED AND IMPARTED THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERYJUSTIN WINSOR
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