Lay

  • 141 lay up — 1) take out of active service, put in a boat dock or a garage The weather was getting cold so they decided to lay up their boat for the winter. 2) collect a supply of something, save for future use, store They are trying to lay up some canned… …

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  • 142 lay — I A share of the profits of a fishing or whaling voyage, allotted to the officers and seamen, in the nature of wages. See also lay system II lay, adj Relating to persons or things not clerical or ecclesiastical; a person not in ecclesiastical… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 143 lay — I A share of the profits of a fishing or whaling voyage, allotted to the officers and seamen, in the nature of wages. See also lay system II lay, adj Relating to persons or things not clerical or ecclesiastical; a person not in ecclesiastical… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 144 lay — see it is easier to raise the devil than to lay him lay overs for meddlers …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 145 lay at — phrasal now chiefly dial : attack, assail * * * lay at To try to strike • • • Main Entry: ↑lay …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 146 lay it on — phrasal : to do something with vigor or lavishness or extravagance: as a. : to charge exorbitantly b. : to be unduly severe (as in a reprimand) c. : to exaggerate or flatter grossly * * * lay it on 1. To charge exorbitantly …

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  • 147 lay — Lathe Lathe (l[=a][th]), n. [OE. lathe a granary; akin to G. lade a chest, Icel. hla[eth]a a storehouse, barn; but cf. also Icel. l[ o][eth] a smith s lathe. Senses 2 and 3 are perh. of the same origin as lathe a granary, the original meaning… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 148 lay — 1. Direct or adjust the aim of a weapon. 2. Setting of a weapon for a given range, a given direction, or both. 3. To drop one or more aerial bombs or aerial mines onto the surface from an aircraft. 4. To spread a smoke screen on the ground from… …

    Military dictionary

  • 149 lay by — transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to lay aside ; discard 2. to store for future use ; save 3. to cultivate (as corn) for the last time …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 150 lay in — transitive verb Date: 1579 lay by, save < lays in food for the winter > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 151 lay up — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to store up ; lay by 2. to disable or confine with illness or injury < a knee injury laid him up for a week > 3. to take out of active service …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 152 lay up — verb a) To store; to put by. I employed myself in making, as well as I could, a great many baskets, both to carry earth or to carry or lay up anything, as I had occasion; and though I did not finish them very handsomely, yet I made them… …

    Wiktionary

  • 153 lay — See lay, lie …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 154 lay in — phr verb Lay in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑supply …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 155 lay on — phr verb Lay on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑entertainment, ↑service …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 156 Lay — 1. Ley. 2. Herkunftsname zu dem Ortsnamen Lay, Stadtteil von Koblenz (Rheinland Pfalz) bzw. von Hilpoltstein (Oberfranken) …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • 157 Lay — I. lac Savoie. Var.: lo, lou. II. lay, laix, lex variante de laye, bois taillis, forêt Savoie …

    Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • 158 lay — lai фр. [ле] lay англ. [лэй] ле, ср. век. песенный жанр …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 159 lay on — v To tell. OK, lay the bad news on me; I m ready. 1950s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 160 lay on — PHRASAL VERB If you lay on something such as food, entertainment, or a service, you provide or supply it, especially in a generous or grand way. [mainly BRIT] [V P n (not pron)] They laid on a superb evening... [V P n (not pron)] Every facility… …

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