layverbuk /leɪ/ us /leɪ/ (laid)
lay verb (PUT DOWN)
- Just lay the suitcase on the bed, would you?
- He laid the wreath reverently in front of the memorial.
- The road has been dug up in order to lay cables.
- Modern office buildings have false floors, under which computer and phone wires can be laid.
- He took out his gold watch and laid it ostentatiously on the table in front of him.
lay verb (LIE)
lay verb (PRODUCE EGGS)
lay verb (HAVE SEX)
lay verb (RISK MONEY)
lay verb (EXPRESS)
layadjective [before noun]uk /leɪ/ us /leɪ/
lay adjective [before noun] (NOT TRAINED)
lay adjective [before noun] (CHURCH)