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laied, past participle; laid, past participle; laid, past tense; laied, past tense; lays, 3rd person singular present; laying, present participle;
  1. Not ordained into or belonging to the clergy
    • - a lay preacher
  2. Not having professional qualifications or expert knowledge, esp. in law or medicine
    • - lay and professional views of medicine
  1. Put down, esp. gently or carefully
    • - she laid the baby in his crib
  2. Prevent (something) from rising off the ground
    • - there may have been the odd light shower just to lay the dust
  3. Put down and set in position for use
    • - it is advisable to have your carpet laid by a professional
    • - the groundwork for change had been laid
  4. Set cutlery, crockery, and mats on (a table) in preparation for a meal
    • - she laid the table for the evening meal
  5. Cover (a surface) with objects or a substance
    • - the floor was laid with tiles
  6. Make ready (a trap) for someone
    • - she wouldn't put it past him to lay a trap for her
  7. Put the material for (a fire) in place and arrange it

  8. Work out (an idea or suggestion) in detail ready for use or presentation
    • - I'd like more time to lay my plans
  9. Present information or suggestions to be considered and acted upon by (someone)
    • - he laid before the House proposals for the establishment of the committee
  10. Locate (an episode in a play, novel, etc.) in a certain place
    • - no one who knew the area could be in doubt where the scene was laid
  11. Follow (a specified course)

  12. Go or come
    • - they had to lay aloft
  13. Stake (an amount of money) in a wager
    • - she suspected he was pulling her leg, but she wouldn't have laid money on it
  14. Used with an abstract noun so that the phrase formed has the same meaning as the verb related to the noun used, e.g., “lay the blame on” means ‘to blame’
    • - she laid great stress on little courtesies
  15. Require (someone) to endure or deal with a responsibility or difficulty
    • - this is an absurdly heavy guilt trip to lay on anyone
  16. (of a female bird, insect, reptile, or amphibian) Produce (an egg) from inside the body
    • - flamingos lay only one egg
    • - the hens were laying at the same rate as usual
  17. vulgar. Have sexual intercourse with

  18. vulgar. Have sexual intercourse

  1. A short lyric or narrative poem meant to be sung

  2. A song
    • - on his lips there died the cheery lay

  1. laic: characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
  2. ballad: a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  3. put: 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"
  4. ballad: a narrative poem of popular origin
  5. not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
  6. put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
  7. The Lay (le Lay) is a long river in the Vendée département, western France. Its source is at Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin. It flows generally southwest. It flows into the Bay of Biscay between La Faute-sur-Mer and L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, northwest of La Rochelle.
  8. Laying is the skill of making equipment level. It usually involves moving equipment in small motions so that spirit levels are centralised in all planes. ...
  9. (Lays) Lay's (Known as Walkers in the UK) is the brand name for a number of potato chip (crisps in UK English) varieties as well as the name of the company that founded the chip brand in 1932. Lay's chips are marketed as a division of Frito-Lay, a company owned by PepsiCo Inc. since 1965. ...
  10. Laid is the sixth release and fifth studio album by the British alternative rock band James. It was released on October 5, 1993. ...
  11. LAID AS or simply Laid is based in Oslo, Norway. It is the first and only Norwegian company to design and manufacture sex toys. It was founded by Industrial Designer Line Iren Andersen and Business Graduate Karianne Rønning in 2007. ...
  12. (Laid (song)) "Laid" is the title song from Manchester rock band James' 1993 album Laid. Emotionally evocative and featuring the risqué lyrics "This bed is on fire with passionate love, the neighbours complain about the noises above, but she only comes when she's on top", it quickly gained ...
  13. Arrangement or relationship; layout; The direction a rope is twisted; A casual sexual partner; To place down in a position of rest; To cause to subside or abate; To leave something somewhere; To prepare (a plan, project etc. ...
  14. (Laying) You are said to be laying odds if the amount of money you are risking is more than what you will win if the game goes your way. You are said to be laying points if the spread takes points away from your team. If you are laying points or laying odds, you are betting the favorite. ...
  15. (Laying) When a wager is made on a favorite, the term laying refers to the act of giving points to the underdog.
  16. (Laying) A sports betting term that refers to a bettor who “lays points” (gives up points) to bet against the spread on the favored team. “The Bears have tonight’s game in the bag, so I’m laying 8 points to Denver.”
  17. (Laying) Betting on a specific outcome not to happen, this is akin to betting on a runner to get beaten in a race, i.e. what a bookmaker does.
  18. (Laying) When you 'lay', you are betting against a selection to win. E.g. Laying Denman to with the Cheltenham Gold Cup means if Denman loses your bet has been successful.
  19. (Laying) on the lumber - See Slashing.
  20. As in "Laying the Guns." Setting the elevation and train of the guns such that the shells will land on target.
  21. (lays) the fixed guides used to register a substrate on the printing bed.
  22. (Laid) paper with a watermark pattern showing the wire marks used in the paper making process. Usually used for high quality stationery.
  23. (Laid) A linear pattern which is applied by a dandy roll while the paper is still very wet, to mimic the effect of some hand-made papers. ...
  24. (Laid) type of finish on paper, characterized by a closely lined appearance.
  25. (LAID) Papers with a ribbed appearance produced by a mould or dandy roll which has wires parallel to each other and not woven.