lay Synonyms & Definition

• Lay

  1. (v. t.) A share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; as, when a man ships for a whaling voyage, he agrees for a certain lay.
  2. (n.) That which lies or is laid or is conceived of as having been laid or placed in its position; a row; a stratum; a layer; as, a lay of stone or wood.
  3. (v. t.) To apply; to put.
  4. (v. t.) To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.
  5. (v. t.) To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.
  6. (a.) A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.
  7. (v. i.) To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft.
  8. (v. t.) A plan; a scheme.
  9. (a.) Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.
  10. (v. t.) To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.
  11. (imp.) of Lie, to recline.
  12. (v. i.) To produce and deposit eggs.
  13. (v. t.) A measure of yarn; a lea. See 1st Lea (a).
  14. (n.) The laity; the common people.
  15. (v. t.) To cause to lie dead or dying.
  16. (v. t.) To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.
  17. (n.) A meadow. See Lea.
  18. (v. t.) To place (new type) properly in the cases.
  19. (a.) Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease.
  20. (v. t.) To impute; to charge; to allege.
  21. (n.) Faith; creed; religious profession.
  22. (v. t.) To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.
  23. (v. t.) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.
  24. (v. t.) To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.
  25. (v. i.) To lay a wager; to bet.
  26. (v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.
  27. (v. t.) To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.
  28. (v. t.) A job, price, or profit.
  29. (v. t.) To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.
  30. (a.) A melody; any musical utterance.
  31. (v. t.) To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.
  32. (n.) A law.
  33. (v. t.) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
  34. (v. t.) A wager.
  35. (v. t.) To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.
  36. (a.) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
  37. (v. t.) To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.
  38. (n.) An obligation; a vow.
  39. (v. t.) The lathe of a loom. See Lathe, 3.
  40. (imp.) of Lie
Synonyms:
Ballad, Laic, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Repose, Secular, Set,

• Layshaft

  1. (n.) A secondary shaft, as in a sliding change gear for an automobile; a cam shaft operated by a two-to-one gear in an internal-combustion engine. It is generally a shaft moving more or less independently of the other parts of a machine, as, in some marine engines, a shaft, driven by a small auxiliary engine, for independently operating the valves of the main engine to insure uniform motion.

• Layman

  1. (n.) A lay figure. See under Lay, n. (above).
  2. (n.) One of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some particular profession, in distinction from those who do.

• Laystall

  1. (n.) A place where rubbish, dung, etc., are laid or deposited.
  2. (n.) A place where milch cows are kept, or cattle on the way to market are lodged.

• Lay reader

  1. () A layman authorized to read parts of the public service of the church.

• Layer

  1. (n.) A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.
  2. (n.) One who, or that which, lays.
  3. (n.) That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion.
  4. (n.) An artificial oyster bed.
Synonyms:
Level, Stratum,

• Laymen

  1. (pl. ) of Layman

• Layland

  1. (n.) Land lying untilled; fallow ground.

• Laying

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lay
  2. (n.) The act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch.
  3. (n.) The act of one who, or that which, lays.
  4. (n.) The first coat on laths of plasterers two-coat work.


Lay Meaning in Urdu

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