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NGSL Rank: 1102
leɪ Listen
  • put (something) down gently or carefully.
    E.g. she laid the baby in his cot
  • put down and set in position for use.
    E.g. it is advisable to have your carpet laid by a professional
  • used with an abstract noun so that the phrase formed has the same meaning as the verb related to the noun used, e.g. ‘lay the blame on’ means ‘to blame’.
    E.g. she laid great stress on little courtesies
  • (of a female bird, insect, reptile, or amphibian) produce (an egg) from inside the body.
    E.g. flamingos lay only one egg
  • have sex with.
  • follow (a specified course).
    E.g. I'm going to lay a course for Ibiza harbour
  • trim (a hedge) back, cutting the branches half through, bending them down, and interweaving them.
    E.g. most hedges are no longer laid
  • the general appearance of an area of land.
    E.g. the lay of the surrounding countryside
  • an act or instance of having sex.
  • the laying of eggs or the period during which they are laid.
    E.g. the onset of lay may be marked by a dropping of the duck's abdomen
  • not ordained into or belonging to the clergy.
    E.g. a lay preacher
  • not having professional qualifications or expert knowledge, especially in law or medicine.
    E.g. a lay member of the Health Authority
  • a short lyric or narrative poem meant to be sung.
    E.g. a minstrel recited a series of lays
  • past of lie1.
lʌɪ Listen
  • (of a person or animal) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface.
    E.g. the body lay face downwards on the grass
  • be, remain, or be kept in a specified state.
    E.g. the abbey lies in ruins today
  • (of a place) be situated in a specified position or direction.
    E.g. Kexby lies about five miles due east of York
  • (of an action, charge, or claim) be admissible or sustainable.
    E.g. an action for restitution would lie for money paid in breach of the law

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