a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
a narrative poem of popular origin
laic, lay, secular(adj)
characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
"set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
not of or from a profession
"a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
put, set, place, pose, position, lay(verb)
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"
sit, site, redact, gear up, fructify, send, mystify, put down, coiffure, plant, cast, put, prepare, do, rank, frame, place, impersonate, fix, countersink, arrange, stick, set up, define, station, gravel, aim, repose, amaze, beat, posture, come out, dress, typeset, localise, dumbfound, localize, mark, go under, point, locate, specify, correct, bewilder, set, personate, position, come in, rate, sic, range, limit, jell, grade, present, coiffe, post, baffle, pose, vex, coif, commit, direct, perplex, stupefy, flummox, ready, rig, get, order, invest, identify, determine, target, puzzle, model, go down, congeal, assign, lay out, couch, adjust, nonplus
lay, put down, repose(verb)
put in a horizontal position
"lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
put, destroy, bring down, enter, get down, recline, disgrace, set, pose, put down, place, degrade, discharge, drop, unload, rest, repose, set down, record, land, take down, reside, position, demean, drop off, recumb, place down, write down
prepare or position for action or operation
"lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
"This hen doesn't lay"
impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
"lay a responsibility on someone"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Put is the most general term for bringing an object to some point or within some space, however exactly or loosely; we may put a horse in a pasture, or put a bullet in a rifle or into an enemy. Place denotes more careful movement and more exact location; as, to place a crown on one's head, or a garrison in a city. To lay is to place in a horizontal position; to set is to place in an upright position; we lay a cloth, and set a dish upon a table. To deposit is to put in a place of security for future use; as, to deposit money in a bank; the original sense, to lay down or let down (quietly), is also common; as, the stream deposits sediment.
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spread (on a surface)
[U. s.] share of profit
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How to use lay in a sentence?
No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.
This is the busiest I have seen the lay-up industry for a long time, probably since at least 1993, 1993 was bad, but the container and bulk markets were not also down.
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
I have seen the video of Markieth Loyd executing Lt. Debra Clayton while she lay defenseless on the ground. She was given no chance to live. A cop killer – who also killed his pregnant girlfriend should not be given a chance, the heinous crimes that he committed in our community are the very reason we have the death penalty as an option under the law.
In this sense, the post data collection activities are like building a house -- one can not apply dry wall before erecting the walls, any more than one could lay floor tile before the floor is constructed. There is an order of steps that must be maintained.
Translations for lay
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- laic, profàCatalan, Valencian
- læg, lægge, læg-Danish
- flachlegen, laikal, legen, Laien-German
- poner, laico, profano, yacer, tirar, lego, acostar, tumbarSpanish
- asettelu, pano, kattaa, panna, sijoittelu, laulu, laannuttaa, muurata, laskea, laittaa, tehdä, maallikko, laatoittaa, jättää, asettaa, kierre, maata, [[kierteen]] [[suunta]], munia, valmistaaFinnish
- laïque, coucher, pondre, mettre, poserFrench
- porre, deporre, profana, lasciare, profano, laico, posare, disporre, laicaItalian
- 産む, 置くJapanese
- lègkeLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- dēt, klāt, liktLatvian
- whakatakoto, whakatāpapa, whānau, panga, whakapapaMāori
- lek, leg-, lek-, legNorwegian
- leken-, leggen, wereldlijk, liggingDutch
- lek, lek-Norwegian Nynorsk
- legge, dekkeNorwegian
- botar, deitar, leigoPortuguese
- oua, culcaRomanian
- отложить, положить, светский, лэ, мирской, кластьRussian
- lägga, ligga, lek-, kvädeSwedish
- yumurtlamak, döşemek, yatırmakTurkish
- đẻ trứngVietnamese
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