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Verb: lay (laid)  ley
  1. Cause to have a certain (possibly abstract) location
    "lay your things here";
    - put, set, place, pose, position
     
  2. Put in a horizontal position
    "lay the patient carefully onto the bed";
    - put down, repose
     
  3. Prepare or position for action or operation
    "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
     
  4. Produce and deposit (an egg or eggs)
    "This hen doesn't lay"
     
  5. Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
    "lay a responsibility on someone"
     
  6. [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]
Adjective: lay  ley
  1. Characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
    "the lay ministry";
    - laic, secular
     
  2. Not of or from a profession
    "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
Noun: lay  ley
  1. A narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    - ballad
     
  2. A narrative poem of popular origin
    - ballad
     
  3. Position or manner in which something is situated
    - lie
     
  4. [vulgar] Slang for sexual intercourse
    - make whoopee
Verb: lie (lay,lain,lying,lies)  lI
  1. Be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
     
  2. Be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
    "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
     
  3. Originate (in)
    "The problems lie in the social injustices in this country";
    - dwell, consist, lie in
     
  4. Be and remain in a particular state or condition
    "lie dormant"
     
  5. Have a place in relation to something else
    "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West";
    - rest
     
  6. Assume a reclining position
    "lie down on the bed until you feel better";
    - lie down

Sounds like: lax, lacks, l, lay or

Derived forms: lays, laid, laying

See also: lay aside, lay away, lay out, lay over, nonprofessional, profane, secular

Type of: be, carnal knowledge, change posture, coition, coitus, congress, copulate, copulation, couple, devise, displace, exist, get up, impose, intercourse, levy, machinate, mate, move, organise [Brit], organize, pair, place, poem, position, prepare, relation, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, song, verse form, vocal

Antonym: sit, stand

Encyclopedia: Lay, Lady, Lay

Lie, Lie, Lie