lay

All Verb Noun
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  • Two more ships of the class were later laid down, but never completed.
  • The first ship would have been laid down in June of that year.
  • The meeting laid down the basis of the future relations between two countries.
  • The village and mine lay just to the north of this road.
  • Ten years she was my wife, and ten years she lay a-dying. Cited from Plays of Wm.E. Henley and R.L. Stevenson
  • David then laid his personal touch to the design brief and finished the model.
  • It is thought that they are laid during the night.
  • However, he did not name or lay claim to the area.
  • Whatever they were, they lay at the center of his literary art.
  • So he laid siege to the city, which fell after eight months.
  • They lived where high and lower grounds were laying close to each other.
  • It is said to have laid the foundation of his fame and reputation.
  • The length lay east to west or parallel to a river.
  • When the battle was over, two-thirds of the eastern army lay dead.
  • Another common shot is called the lay-up.
  • He was laid off by Universal and his wife left him.
  • When the armed group expanded, districts were laid out within the movement.
  • He just lays around all day and never has to do anything.
  • Before the turn, very little information was known in Europe about what lay around the cape.
  • It was the first time that such a title was handed over by a lay institution.
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Meaning of lay

  • verb Put in a horizontal position
    lay the books on the table, lay the patient carefully onto the bed
  • verb Prepare or position for action or operation
    lay a fire, lay the foundation for a new health care plan
  • verb Lay eggs
    This hen doesn't lay
  • verb Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
    lay a responsibility on someone