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Main Entry: 1lay
Inflected Form(s): laid /ld/; lay·ing
Etymology: Old English lecgan "to beat down" 1: to beat or strike down <wheat laid flat by the wind and rain> 2 a: to put or set on or against a surface or in order <lay the book on the table> <lay bricks> b: to place for rest or sleep; especially: BURY 1 3: to produce and deposit eggs 4nonstandard: 1LIE 5: to cause to settle <a shower laid the dust>; also: to make calm : ALLAY <laid his fears> 6: to spread over a surface <lay plaster> 7: to make ready : PREPARE <lay plans> <lay a table> 8: to deposit as a wager : BET <I'll lay you $10 on that> 9: IMPOSE 1a <lay a tax> <lay blame> 10: to place or assign in one's scheme of things <lays great stress on manners> 11: to bring to a specified condition <lay waste to the land> 12: to put forward : SUBMIT <lay claim to an estate> - lay eyes on: to catch sight of : SEE - lay into: to attack especially verbally