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Meanings for lay

ballad, lay(noun)

a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

ballad, lay(adj)

a narrative poem of popular origin

laic, lay, secular(adj)

characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

"set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"

lay(verb)

not of or from a profession

"a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"

put, set, place, pose, position, lay(verb)

put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

lay, put down, repose(verb)

put in a horizontal position

"lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

lay(verb)

prepare or position for action or operation

"lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

lay(verb)

lay eggs

"This hen doesn't lay"

lay(verb)

impose as a duty, burden, or punishment

"lay a responsibility on someone"

a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect

the minstrel strummed a cheerful lay on his lute

a short musical composition for the human voice often with instrumental accompaniment

she sang a short lay in dedication to her husband

the activity by which one regularly makes a living

my main lay is as a general contractor, but I do side work as a carpenter

to arrange something in a certain spot or position

just lay the book over there on the table for now

to cause to come to rest at the bottom (as of a liquid)

the rain was just hard enough to lay the dust in the air

to establish or apply as a charge or penalty

state officials tried to lay a tax on merchandise sold over the Internet

to make ready in advance

she's laying plans for the charity auction months ahead of time

to put a layer of on a surface

the mason laid mortar over the first row of bricks before starting the second

to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event

I'll lay five dollars that you can't do it

to explain (something) as being the result of something else

an electrical fire that was laid to faulty wiring

to place (a dead body) in the earth, a tomb, or the sea

lay the corpse to rest

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Example Sentences of lay

I play piano.

I play squash.

I play tennis.

I play violin.

I said lay off.

I lay on my bed.

I play baseball.

I play football.

I play in a band.

I play the piano.

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Synonyms for lay

ballad profane temporal laic secular worldly sit site redact gear up fructify send mystify put down coiffure plant cast put prepare do rank frame place impersonate fix countersink arrange stick set up define station gravel aim repose amaze beat posture come out dress typeset localise dumbfound localize mark go under point locate specify correct bewilder set personate position come in rate sic range limit jell grade present coiffe post baffle pose vex coif commit direct perplex stupefy flummox ready rig get order invest identify determine target puzzle model go down congeal assign lay out couch adjust nonplus destroy bring down enter get down recline disgrace degrade discharge drop unload rest set down record land take down reside demean drop off recumb place down write down deposit establish allay prostrate dispose spread lay down impose assess impute charge ascribe set in order get ready contrive scheme devise quiet calm still appease bet stake wager risk hazard produce bring forth and deposit depress sink sail away from so as to lose sight of allege state name row stratum layer pledge share of profit song laical non professional non scientific throw nonprofessional air melody strain tune warble ditty jingle lyric vocal calling employment game line occupation profession trade vocation work depose emplace situate sediment settle exact fine levy fit groom prep apply lay on gamble go play accredit attribute chalk up credit bury entomb hearse inhume inter put away tomb

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Antonyms for lay

raise remit disinter exhume unearth

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Lay in different languages

  • وضعArabic
  • laic profà Catalan
  • laický Czech
  • læg lægge læg- Danish
  • flachlegen laikal legen laien- German
  • poner laico profano yacer tirar lego acostar tumbar Spanish
  • asettelu pano kattaa panna sijoittelu laulu laannuttaa muurata laskea laittaa tehdä maallikko laatoittaa jättää asettaa kierre maata kierteen suunta munia valmistaa Finnish
  • laïque coucher pondre mettre poser French
  • fektet Hungarian
  • porre deporre profana lasciare profano laico posare disporre laica Italian
  • לְהַנִיחַformer Hebrew
  • 産む, 置くJapanese
  • lègke
  • dēt klāt likt Latvian
  • whakatakoto, whakatāpapa, whānau, panga, whakapapaMaori
  • lek, leg-, lek-, leg
  • leken- leggen wereldlijk ligging Dutch
  • lek, lek-
  • legge dekke Norwegian
  • botar deitar leigo Portuguese
  • oua culca Romanian
  • отложить положить светский лэ мирской класть Russian
  • položitiSlovenian
  • lägga ligga lek- kväde Swedish
  • yumurtlamak döşemek yatırmak Turkish
  • đẻ trứng Vietnamese
  • ponreWalloon
  • לײגןYiddish

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