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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Περικαλύπτω (Strong'S #4028 — Verb — perikalupto — per-ee-kal-oop'-to )

denotes "to cover around, cover up or over;" it is translated "overlaid" in  Hebrews 9:4 . See Blindfold , Cover.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.

(2): ( imp.) of Overlie

(3): ( n.) A covering.

(4): ( v. t.) To put an overlay on.

(5): ( v. t.) To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.

(6): ( v. t.) To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.

King James Dictionary [3]


1. To lay too much upon to oppress with incumbent weight as a country overlaid with inhabitants.

Our sins have overlaid our hopes.

2. To cover to spread over the surface as, to overlay capitals of columns with silver cedar overlaid with gold. 3. To smother with close covering as, to overlay an infant. 4. To overwhelm to smother.

A heap of ashes that o'er lays your fire.

5. To cloud to overcast.

- As when a cloud his beam doth overlay.

6. To cover to join two opposite sides by a cover.

And overlay with this portentous bridge the dark abyss.