Dictionary Results for lay


1. lay - noun

· a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

Synonym(s): ballad

Hypernym(s): song, vocal




2. lay - noun

· a narrative poem of popular origin

Synonym(s): ballad

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

Hypernym(s): be




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"

Hypernym(s): be




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"

Synonym(s): rest

Hypernym(s): be




14. lie - verb

· assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"

Synonym(s): lie_down

Hypernym(s): change_posture

Antonym(s): arise




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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