Synonyms for lay
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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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a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
a narrative poem of popular origin
laic, lay, secularadjective
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, layverb
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, reposeverb
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"
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spread (on a surface)
[U. s.] share of profit
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Lay people tend to think of people with mental illness as extremely dangerous, and that also influences jurors, especially if someone has killed someone, usually there's evidence of intent and planning that seems to be counterintuitive to the lay view of mental illness.
I express my profound sorrow and sincere apologies to anyone who was abused by a priest, sister or a lay church worker.
The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
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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