Meaning of LAY in English


vt a plan; a scheme.

2. lay ·noun an obligation; a vow.

3. lay ·impf of lie, to recline.

4. lay ·vt a job, price, or profit.

5. lay ·noun a law.

6. lay ·noun the laity; the common people.

7. lay ·vi to produce and deposit eggs.

8. lay ·impf of lie.

9. lay ·vt a wager.

10. lay ·adj a melody; any musical utterance.

11. lay ·vt to cause to lie dead or dying.

12. lay ·noun faith; creed; religious profession.

13. lay ·vt the lathe of a loom. ·see lathe, 3.

14. lay ·adj not educated or cultivated; ignorant.

15. lay ·adj a song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.

xvi. lay ·noun a meadow. ·see lea.

xvii. lay ·vt to place (new type) properly in the cases.

xviii. lay ·vt a measure of yarn; a lea. ·see 1st lea (a).

xix. lay ·vt to bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.

xx. lay ·vi to lay a wager; to bet.

xxi. lay ·vt to spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.

xxii. lay ·vt to apply; to put.

xxiii. lay ·vt to impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.

xxiv. lay ·vt to place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.

xxv. lay ·vi to take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft.

xxvi. lay ·vt to point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.

xxvii. lay ·vt to deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.

xxviii. lay ·vt to state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.

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

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

xxxi. lay ·vt to impute; to charge; to allege.

xxxii. lay ·adj of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.

xxxiii. lay ·vt to put the strands of (a rope, a cable, ·etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.

xxxiv. lay ·vt a share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; as, when a man ships for a whaling voyage, he agrees for a certain lay.

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

xxxvi. lay ·noun that which lies or is laid or is conceived of as having been laid or placed in its position; a row; a stratum; a layer; as, a lay of stone or wood.

xxxvii. lay ·vt to cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.

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

xxxix. lay ·vt 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.

xl. lay ·vt 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.

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