Dictionary Results for lay|
1. lay - noun
· a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
Hypernym(s): song, vocal
2. lay - noun
· a narrative poem of popular origin
Hypernym(s): poem, verse_form
3. lay - verb
· 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"
Synonym(s): put, set, place, pose, position
Hypernym(s): move, displace
4. lay - verb
· put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
Synonym(s): put_down, repose
Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay
5. lay - verb
· prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
Hypernym(s): organize, organise, prepare, devise, get_up, machinate
6. lay - verb
· lay eggs; "This hen doesn't lay"
Hypernym(s): lay, put_down, repose
7. lay - verb
· impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone"
Hypernym(s): levy, impose
8. lie - verb
· be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
9. lie - verb
· be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
Antonym(s): stand, sit
10. lie - verb
· originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
Synonym(s): dwell, consist, lie_in
Hypernym(s): exist, be
11. lie - verb
· be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
12. lie - verb
· tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
Hypernym(s): misinform, mislead
13. lie - verb
· have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
14. lie - verb
· assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
15. lay - adjective
· characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
Synonym(s): laic, secular
16. lay - adjective
· not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
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