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 laid laid

adj

  • () set down according to a plan  ( laid, set )
    set down according to a plan
     a carefully laid table with places set for four people
    a carefully laid table with places set for four people
     stones laid in a pattern
    stones laid in a pattern


  •  lay lay

    noun

  • a narrative poem of popular origin  ( lay, ballad )
    a narrative poem of popular origin
  • a narrative song with a recurrent refrain  ( lay, ballad )
    a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  • adj

  • () characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy  ( laic, secular, lay )
    characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
     set his collar in laic rather than clerical position
    set his collar in laic rather than clerical position
     the lay ministry
    the lay ministry
  • not of or from a profession  ( lay )
    not of or from a profession
     a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease
    a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease
  • verb

  • () put into a certain place or abstract location  ( pose, position, lay, set, place, put )
    put into a certain place or abstract location
     Put your things here
    Put your things here
     Set the tray down
    Set the tray down
     Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
     Place emphasis on a certain point
    Place emphasis on a certain point
  • () put in a horizontal position  ( repose, put down, lay )
    put in a horizontal position
     lay the books on the table
    lay the books on the table
     lay the patient carefully onto the bed
    lay the patient carefully onto the bed
  • () prepare or position for action or operation  ( lay )
    prepare or position for action or operation
     lay a fire
    lay a fire
     lay the foundation for a new health care plan
    lay the foundation for a new health care plan
  • () lay eggs  ( lay )
    lay eggs
     This hen doesn't lay
    This hen doesn't lay
  • () impose as a duty, burden, or punishment  ( lay )
    impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
     lay a responsibility on someone
    lay a responsibility on someone


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