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Definition of lay

What is the definition of "lay"?
  • layverb-transitive
  • 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,"

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