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Lay (IPA: /ˈɫeɪ/)


Lay (imp.)

of Lie, to recline.

Lay (a.)

Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.

Lay (a.)

Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.

Lay (a.)

Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease.

Lay (n.)

The laity; the common people.

Lay (n.)

A meadow. See Lea.

Lay (n.)

Faith; creed; religious profession.

Lay (n.)

A law.

Lay (n.)

An obligation; a vow.

Lay (a.)

A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.

Lay (a.)

A melody; any musical utterance.

Lay (v. t.)

To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.

Lay (v. t.)

To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.

Lay (v. t.)

To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.

Lay (v. t.)

To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.

Lay (v. t.)

To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.

Lay (v. t.)

To cause to lie dead or dying.

Lay (v. t.)

To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.

Lay (v. t.)

To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.

Lay (v. t.)

To apply; to put.

Lay (v. t.)

To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.

Lay (v. t.)

To impute; to charge; to allege.

Lay (v. t.)

To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.

Lay (v. t.)

To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.

Lay (v. t.)

To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.

Lay

River in France

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Commune in Loire, France

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Former commune in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

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Chinese singer and singer-songwriter

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River in Russia

Lay Synonyms

Profane, Secular, Laic

Lay Synonyms

Nonprofessional

Lay Synonyms

Ballad

Lay Synonyms

Ballad

Lay Synonyms

Set Down, Put Up, Put On, Put Down, Set, Place, Put Over, Put Across, Set Out, Set Back, Position, Lay Out, Put, Put Off, Put Away, Put Back, Put Together, Set Up, Pose

Lay Synonyms

Put, Lay Aside, Put Down, Lay Away, Repose, Lay Over, Repose On

LAY (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Layang-Layang Aerospace

LAY (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Laffly

LAY (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Library Association Yearbook

LAY (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Looking At You

Lay (Last Name / Surname)

Lay is the #1,957 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 18,468 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Lay in Spanish is Laico

Tagalog Translation

Lay in Tagalog is Ihiga

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Foxes have] their dens and birds have their nests, but human beings have no place to lay down and rest. (86)" - Jesus

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Timmy speaks to a sleeping Charity] Timmy would lay down his life for you... if Timmy had a life to lay down." - Passions

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers; There was lack of woman's nursing, there was dearth of woman's tears." - War

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A thousand years scarce serve to form a state; An hour may lay it in the dust." - Government

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Age is no more near than youth To the sceptre and the crown. Vain the wisdom, vain the truth; Do not lay thy rapture down." - George William Russell


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