Übersetzung von “lay” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

lay

verb transitivelay /leɪ/ ( pt pp laid )
to put carefully in a position
(dé)poser

She laid the book on the table.
Elle a (dé)posé le livre sur la table.

Lay the shirts out flat.
Etale les chemises à plat.
=install to put or attach permanently in place
installer

workmen laying pipes/cables
des ouvriers installant des tuyaux/câbles
(of a bird, insect, or fish) to produce an egg
pondre

The robin had laid two eggs.
Le rouge-gorge a pondu deux œufs.
used to form phrases with some nouns
lay (the) blame
to blame
rejeter la responsabilité

The coach laid the blame on the opposing team.
L'entraîneur a rejeté la responsabilité sur l'équipe adverse.
lay claim to
to claim
réclamer

fans laying claim to the tickets
des supporters réclamant les tickets
=prepare to make ready
tendre

to lay a trap
tendre un piège
lay the table
Brit to put knives, forks, glasses, etc. on the table before eating
mettre la table

lay into

verb phrasallay into [ ˈleɪ ˌɪntu, ˈɪntə ] informal
to angrily criticize
informal passer un savon à

She laid into us for not working hard enough.
Elle nous a passé un savon parce qu'on ne travaillait pas assez dur.

lay off

verb phrasallay off [ ˈleɪ ˈɔf, ˈɒf ]
to stop employing sb
licencier

1400 workers were laid off in February.
1 400 ouvriers ont été licenciés en février
; see also layoff
informal to stop doing or having
arrêter

Maybe you should lay off the alcohol for a while.
Peut-être que tu devrais arrêter l'alcool pendant un moment.

lay on

verb phrasallay on [ ˈleɪ ˈɒn, ˈɔn ]
Brit to provide food or entertainment
fournir

lay out

verb phrasallay out [ ˈleɪ ˈaʊt ]
to explain in detail
exposer

She laid out her plans for the committee.
Elle a exposé son projet pour le comité.
to arrange sth to spread across an area
étaler

She laid all her dolls out on the floor and counted them.
Elle étala ses poupées sur le sol et les compta.
to plan the arrangement of sth
concevoir

The town was laid out using a grid system.
La ville est conçue selon un système de quadrillage.

lay

lay /leɪ/ pt
see lie

(Übersetzung von “lay” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

lay

verb /lei/ (past tense, past participle laid /leid/)

to place, set or put (down), often carefully

poser
She laid the clothes in a drawer / on a chair
He laid down his pencil
She laid her report before the committee.

to place in a lying position

coucher
She laid the baby on his back.

to put in order or arrange

mettre, préparer
She went to lay the table for dinner
They laid a trap.

to flatten

coucher
The animal laid back its ears
The wind laid the corn flat.

to cause to disappear or become quiet

dissiper
She attempted to help him lay his ghosts to rest.

(of a bird) to produce (eggs)

pondre
The hen laid four eggs
My hens are laying well.

to bet

parier
I’ll lay five pounds that you don’t succeed.
layer noun

a thickness or covering

couche
The ground was covered with a layer of snow
There was a layer of clay a few feet under the ground.

something which lays, especially a hen

pondeuse
a good layer.
layabout noun

a lazy, idle person

fainéant/-ante
He’s nothing but a layablout who sits around the house doing nothing all day.
lay-by noun (plural lay-bys)

especially in Britain, a short extra part at the side of a road for people to stop their cars in, out of the way of the traffic

aire de stationnement
She stopped in the lay-by to have a look at the map.
layout noun

the manner in which something is displayed or laid out

plan, disposition
It took me a while to familiarize myself with the layout of the building.
laid up

ill in bed

alité
When I caught flu, I was laid up for a fortnight.
lay aside

to put away or to one side, especially to be used or dealt with at a later time

mettre de côté
She laid the books aside for later use.
lay bare

to show clearly; to expose to view

mettre à nu
They dug up the road and laid bare the water pipe
Shy people don’t like to lay bare their feelings.
lay by

to put away for future use

mettre de côté
She laid by a store of tinned vegetables.
lay down

to give up

déposer; sacrifier
They laid down their arms
The soldiers laid down their lives in the cause of peace.

to order or instruct

établir
The rule book lays down what should be done in such a case.

to store

mettre en cave
My father laid down a good stock of wine which I am now drinking.
lay (one’s) hands on

to find or be able to obtain

mettre la main sur
I wish I could lay (my) hands on that book!

to catch

mettre la main sur
The police had been trying to lay hands on the criminal for months.
lay in

to get and store a supply of

emmagasiner
I’ve laid in an extra stock of drinks for Christmas.
lay low

to make ill

obliger à garder le lit
I was laid low by flu, just before my exams.
lay off

to dismiss (employees) temporarily

licencier
Because of a shortage of orders, the firm has laid off a quarter of its workforce.
lay on

to provide

organiser
The staff laid on a tea party for the pupils.
lay out

to arrange over a wide area (especially according to a plan)

dessiner
He was the architect who laid out the public gardens.

to spread so as to be easily seen

étaler
He laid out the contents of the box on the table.

to knock unconscious

assommer
A blow to the head laid him out.

to spend (money).

dépenser

to prepare (a dead body) to be buried.

faire la toilette d’un mort
lay up

to keep or store

emmagasiner
We laid up a good supply of apples this year from our own trees.

to put (a ship) out of use in a dock.

mettre en rade
The ship is currently laid up in the docks.
lay waste

to make (a piece of land) into barren country by burning and plundering

dévaster
The invading army laid waste to the town.
lay needs an object and has laid as its past tense and past participle: He (had) laid his book down ; He will be laying his proposals before the committee tomorrow. lie takes no object and has lying as its present participle, lay as its past tense and lain as its past participle: Please lie down ; He lay down ; He had lain there for hours. lie, to be untruthful, has lying as its present participle, and lied as its past tense and past participle: She (has always) lied about her age.

lay

adjective /lei/

not a member of the clergy

laïque
lay preachers.

not an expert or a professional (in a particular subject)

profane
Doctors tend to use words that lay people don’t understand.
layman noun

a lay person.

laïc, profane
Can you explain that to me in layman’s terms?

lay

noun /lei/

an epic poem.

lai

(Übersetzung von “lay” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)