|—vb , -lays, -laying, -laid|
|1.||to decorate (an article, esp of furniture, or a surface) by inserting pieces of wood, ivory, etc, into prepared slots in the surface|
|2.||dentistry a filling, made of gold, porcelain, etc, inserted into a cavity and held in position by cement|
|3.||decoration made by inlaying|
|4.||an inlaid article, surface, etc|
inlay in·lay (ĭn'lā', ĭn-lā')
A solid filling, as of gold or porcelain, fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.
A graft of bone, skin, or other tissue.
An orthomechanical device inserted into a shoe.