Lay

  • 81 Lay — Lie Lie, v. i. [imp. {Lay} (l[=a]); p. p. {Lain} (l[=a]n), ({Lien} (l[imac] [e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying}.] [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen, licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth. ligan …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 82 lay by — transitive verb 1. : to lay aside : put away : discard 2. : to store for future use : save 3. a. South & Midland : to cultivate (as corn) for the last time …

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  • 83 Lay's — Frito Lay Frito Lay Création 1932 Dates clés 1965 fusion de …

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  • 84 lay — Synonyms and related words: Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, abate, accredit, address, advance, aim, air, alba, align, allay, allege, alleviate, anesthetize, ante, ante up, anthem, appease, aria, art song, aspect,… …

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  • 85 lay — {{11}}lay (adj.) uneducated; non clerical, early 14c., from O.Fr. lai secular, not of the clergy (Mod.Fr. laïque), from L.L. laicus, from Gk. laikos of the people, from laos people, of unknown origin. In M.E., contrasted with learned, a sense… …

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  • 86 Lay — Para otros usos de este término, véase lai (desambiguación). Para otros usos de este término, véase lais. Un lay (pl. «layes» o «lais») es un determinado tipo de canción compuesta en el Norte de Europa, principalmente Francia y Alemania, entre el …

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  • 87 lay — I verb 1) Curtis laid the newspaper on the table Syn: put (down), place, set (down), deposit, rest, position, shove; informal stick, dump, park, plonk; Brit.; informal bung 2) I d lay money on it …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 88 lay —   Waiho, moe, ho omoe;    ♦ lay aside, kāpae, ho oili;    ♦ lay before, hau, uhau, hahau;    ♦ lay away, ho āhu;    ♦ lay waste, luku, also: ānai, kohikū, kokōhikū, ho oneo, ho oneoneo;    ♦ lay out, kuene; ho olālā (as land areas); kīpapa (as… …

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  • 89 lay in — Synonyms and related words: approach anchorage, bank, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up for, bear up to, bundle away, cache, close with, coffer, deposit, fetch, file, go aboard, go alongside, hutch, lay aboard, lay aside, lay away, lay by,… …

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  • 90 lay up — verb disable or confine, as with an illness She was laid up with pneumonia for six weeks • Hypernyms: ↑disable, ↑disenable, ↑incapacitate • Verb Frames: Something s somebody Something s something …

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  • 91 lay on — [verb] provide, cater (for), furnish, give, purvey, supply * * * lay on [phrasal verb] 1 lay (something) on or lay on (something) 1 a …

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  • 92 lay to — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English leyen to, from leyen to lay + to : to bring (a ship) into the wind and hold stationary except for drifting intransitive verb 1. : to lie to 2. : to apply or exert oneself …

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  • 93 lay by — Synonyms and related words: abandon, adjourn, aestivate, arrange for, assign, cede, conserve, continue, decree, defer, define, delay, drag out, extend, forearm, give up, hand over, hang fire, hang up, have nothing on, head to wind, hibernate,… …

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  • 94 lay — I. Lay, [l]aye. adj. Laïque. Un Conseiller lay. traduire un Ecclesiastique en Cour laye. Patron lay. On appelle, Un Frere lay, un Moine lay, Les freres servants qui ne sont point destinez aux Ordres sacrez: & de mesme on appelle, Soeurs layes,… …

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  • 95 lay — 1) n a. a person viewed or evaluated as a sexual partner b. an act of sexual intercourse ► He s not interested in her, he s just look ing for a lay. These uses of the word spread to British English from the USA with the verb form during the 1950s …

    Contemporary slang

  • 96 lay on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms lay on : present tense I/you/we/they lay on he/she/it lays on present participle laying on past tense laid on past participle laid on 1) British to provide something such as food, entertainment, or a service,… …

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  • 97 lay — 1. verb /leɪ/ a) To place something down in a position of rest. Now I lay me down to sleep, / I pray the Lord my Soul to keep. / If I should die before I ’wake, / I pray the Lord my Soul to take. b) To cause to subside or abate. The cloudes, as… …

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  • 98 lay in — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. collect, gather, amass; see accumulate 1 , store 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To reserve for the future: keep, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay up, put by, salt away, save (up), set by. See KEEP, SAVE. 2. To… …

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  • 99 lay up — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To save] Syn. conserve, preserve, hoard; see save 3 , store 2 . 2. [*To disable] Syn. injure, harm, beat up; see hurt 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To reserve for the future: keep, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay… …

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  • 100 lay — English has three words lay. The common verb, ‘cause to lie’ [OE], goes back to the prehistoric Germanic base *lag ‘put’, a variant of which produced lie. From it was derived *lagjan, whose modern descendants are German legen, Dutch leggen,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins