- Arrangement or relationship; layout.
- the lay of the land
- A share of the profits in a business.
- The direction a rope is twisted.
- A casual sexual partner.
- What was I, just another lay you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?
- An act of sexual intercourse.
Noun (etymology 2)
- A lake.
Noun (etymology 3)
- A ballad or sung poem; a short poem or narrative, usually intended to be sung.
- 1805 The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Sir Walter Scott.
Noun (etymology 4)
Noun (etymology 5)
- To place down in a position of rest, or in a horizontal position.
- to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave
- A shower of rain lays the dust.
- A corresponding intransitive version of this word is lie.
- To cause to subside or abate.
- To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle).
- To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another.
- To produce and deposit an egg.
- To bet (that something is or is not the case).
- I'll lay that he doesn't turn up on Monday.
- To deposit (a stake) as a wager; to stake; to risk.
- To have sex with.
- to lie
- To take a position; to come or go.
- To state; to allege.
- to lay the venue
- To point; to aim.
- to lay a gun
- To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them.
- to lay a cable or rope
- To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
- To place (new type) properly in the cases.
- To apply; to put.
- To impose (a burden, punishment, command, tax, etc.).
- to lay a tax on land
- To impute; to charge; to allege.
- To present or offer.
- to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one
Verb (etymology 2)
- when pertaining to position.
- The baby lay in its crib and slept silently.
- To be in a horizontal position; to lie (from confusion with lie).
- Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution.
- Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them.
- They seemed more lay than clerical.
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