Adjective: laid leyd
Verb: lay (laid) ley
- Set down according to a plan
"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern";
- Cause to have a certain (possibly abstract) location
"lay your things here";
- put, set, place, pose, position
- Put in a horizontal position
"lay the patient carefully onto the bed";
- put down, repose
- Prepare or position for action or operation
"lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
- Produce and deposit (an egg or eggs)
"This hen doesn't lay"
- Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
"lay a responsibility on someone"
- [vulgar] Have sexual intercourse
- sleep together, love, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]
See also: arranged, lay aside, lay away, lay out, lay over, ordered
Type of: copulate, couple, devise, displace, get up, impose, levy, machinate, mate, move, organise [Brit], organize, pair, prepare
Encyclopedia: Laid, Sutherland Lay, Kansas