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Definitions of lay
imp. - of Lie, to recline. 2
a. - Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. 2
a. - Not educated or cultivated; ignorant. 2
a. - Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease. 2
n. - The laity; the common people. 2
n. - A meadow. See Lea. 2
n. - Faith; creed; religious profession. 2
n. - A law. 2
n. - An obligation; a vow. 2
a. - A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad. 2
a. - A melody; any musical utterance. 2
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. 2
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. 2
v. t. - To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan. 2
v. t. - To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint. 2
v. t. - To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit. 2
v. t. - To cause to lie dead or dying. 2
v. t. - To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk. 2
v. t. - To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs. 2
v. t. - To apply; to put. 2
v. t. - To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land. 2
v. t. - To impute; to charge; to allege. 2
v. t. - To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one. 2
v. t. - To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one. 2
v. t. - To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue. 2
v. t. - To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun. 2
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. 2
v. t. - To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone. 2
v. t. - To place (new type) properly in the cases. 2
v. i. - To produce and deposit eggs. 2
v. i. - To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft. 2
v. i. - To lay a wager; to bet. 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. 2
v. t. - A wager. 2
v. t. - A job, price, or profit. 2
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
v. t. - A measure of yarn; a lea. See 1st Lea (a). 2
v. t. - The lathe of a loom. See Lathe, 3. 2
v. t. - A plan; a scheme. 2
imp. - of Lie 2

The word "lay" uses 3 letters: A L Y.

No direct anagrams for lay found in this word list.

Words formed by adding one letter before or after lay (in bold), or to aly in any order:
b -   ably   c -   acyl   clay   lacy   d -   lady   yald   f -   flay   g -   agly   h -   hyla   k -   alky   laky   l -   ally   m -   amyl   p -   paly   play   r -   aryl   s -   lays   slay   w -   waly   yawl   z -   lazy  

Shorter words found within lay:
al   ay   la   ya  

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