Definition of lay
What is the definition of "lay"?
1. To cause to lie down: lay a child in its crib.
2. To place in or bring to a particular position: lay the cloth over the painting.
3. To bury.
4. To cause to be in a particular condition: The remark laid him open to criticism.
5. To put or set down: lay new railroad track.
Use "lay" in a sentence
""Now lay on to his back," sternly vociferated the commander -- "give it to him -- _hard_ -- _lay on harder_.""
"One of those ladies died without children, by which means the title lay between the families of Rolle and"
"May 23d, 1752, aged thirty-five; and his Lady being then with child, the title lay dormant till she was de - livered of Thomas-James, now seventh Viscount Bulkeley, of Ireland,"
Words like "lay" (synonyms)
How to Say "lay" in:
- Spanish: lay
- German: lay
- French: lay
- Mandarin: lay
- Japanese: lay
Words Like lay
NEARBY & RELATED ENTRIES
- to lay violent hands on one's self
- to lay hold on
- to lay about one