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lay

  
[1]  
      vb   , lays, laying, laid   mainly tr  
1    to put in a low or horizontal position; cause to lie  
to lay a cover on a bed     
2    to place, put, or be in a particular state or position  
he laid his finger on his lips     
3    intr  
Dialect or not standard   to be in a horizontal position; lie  
he often lays in bed all the morning     
4    sometimes foll by: down   to establish as a basis  
to lay a foundation for discussion     
5    to place or dispose in the proper position  
to lay a carpet     
6    to arrange (a table) for eating a meal  
7    to prepare (a fire) for lighting by arranging fuel in the grate  
8    also intr   (of birds, esp. the domestic hen) to produce (eggs)  
9    to present or put forward  
he laid his case before the magistrate     
10    to impute or attribute  
all the blame was laid on him     
11    to arrange, devise, or prepare  
to lay a trap     
12    to place, set, or locate  
the scene is laid in London     
13    to apply on or as if on a surface  
to lay a coat of paint     
14    to impose as a penalty or burden  
to lay a fine     
15    to make (a bet) with (someone)  
I lay you five to one on Prince     
16    to cause to settle  
to lay the dust     
17    to allay; suppress  
to lay a rumour     
18    to bring down forcefully  
to lay a whip on someone's back     
19    Taboo slang   to have sexual intercourse with  
20    to press down or make smooth  
to lay the nap of cloth     
21    to cut (small trunks or branches of shrubs or trees) halfway through and bend them diagonally to form a hedge  
to lay a hedge     
22    to arrange and twist together (strands) in order to form (a rope, cable, etc.)  
23      (Military)   to apply settings of elevation and training to (a weapon) prior to firing  
24    foll by: on     (Hunting)   to put (hounds or other dogs) onto a scent  
25       another word for       inlay  
26    intr; often foll by: to or out  
Dialect or informal   to plan, scheme, or devise  
27    intr     (Nautical)   to move or go, esp. into a specified position or direction  
to lay close to the wind     
28    lay aboard     (Nautical)   (formerly) to move alongside a warship to board it  
29    lay a course  
a      (Nautical)   to sail on a planned course without tacking  
b    to plan an action  
30    lay bare   to reveal or explain  
he laid bare his plans     
31    lay hands on      See       hands       12  
32    lay hold of   to seize or grasp  
33    lay oneself open   to make oneself vulnerable (to criticism, attack, etc.)  
by making such a statement he laid himself open to accusations of favouritism     
34    lay open   to reveal or disclose  
35    lay siege to   to besiege (a city, etc.)  
      n  
36    the manner or position in which something lies or is placed  
37    Taboo slang  
a    an act of sexual intercourse  
b    a sexual partner  
38    a portion of the catch or the profits from a whaling or fishing expedition  
39    the amount or direction of hoist in the strands of a rope,   (See also)        layabout       lay aside       lay away       lay-by       lay down       lay in       lay into       lay off       lay on       lay out       lay over       lay to       lay up  
     (Old English lecgan; related to Gothic lagjan, Old Norse leggja)  
In careful English, the verb lay is used with an object and lie without one: the soldier laid down his arms; the Queen laid a wreath; the book was lying on the table; he was lying on the floor. In informal English, lay is frequently used for lie: the book was laying on the table. All careful writers and speakers observe the distinction even in informal contexts  
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lay   [2]  
      vb      the past tense of       lie   2  

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lay   [3]  
      adj  
1    of, involving, or belonging to people who are not clergy  
2    nonprofessional or nonspecialist; amateur  
     (C14: from Old French lai, from Late Latin laicus, ultimately from Greek laos people)  

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lay   [4]  
      n  
1    a ballad or short narrative poem, esp. one intended to be sung  
2    a song or melody  
     (C13: from Old French lai, perhaps of Germanic origin)  

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lay

  
[2]  
      adj  
1    laic, laical, nonclerical, secular  
2    amateur, inexpert, nonprofessional, nonspecialist  

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lay   [1]  
      vb  
1    deposit, establish, leave, place, plant, posit, put, set, set down, settle, spread  
2    arrange, dispose, locate, organize, position, set out  
3    bear, deposit, produce  
4    advance, bring forward, lodge, offer, present, put forward, submit  
5    allocate, allot, ascribe, assign, attribute, charge, impute  
6    concoct, contrive, design, devise, hatch, plan, plot, prepare, work out  
7    apply, assess, burden, charge, encumber, impose, saddle, tax  
8    bet, gamble, give odds, hazard, risk, stake, wager  
9    allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, calm, quiet, relieve, soothe, still, suppress  
10    lay bare      disclose, divulge, explain, expose, reveal, show, unveil  
11    lay hands on:     
a    acquire, get, get hold of, grab, grasp, seize  
b    assault, attack, beat up, lay into     (informal)   set on, work over     (slang)  
c    discover, find, unearth  
d      (Christianity)   bless, confirm, consecrate, ordain  
12    lay hold of      get, get hold of, grab, grasp, grip, seize, snatch  

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lay   [3]  
      n   ballad, lyric, ode, poem, song  

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lay back exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax

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