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British pronunciation/lˈe‌ɪ/
American pronunciation/ˈɫeɪ/
to lay
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to carefully place something or someone down in a horizontal position

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(of a bird, insect, fish, etc.) to produce eggs

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to lay definition and meaning
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to make preparations or get something ready for a specific action or operation

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to place or enforce an obligation upon someone or something

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to set or install something in place, such as laying bricks or tiles

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characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

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not of or from a profession

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Lay
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a narrative poem of popular origin

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a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

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The carpenter laid the wooden planks on the floor to measure and cut them accurately.
After a long day, she was ready to lay herself on the comfortable sofa for a short nap.
She decided to lay the fragile vase on the soft cushion to prevent it from breaking.
The parent gently laid the sleeping baby in the crib.
To avoid wrinkles, he carefully laid the freshly ironed shirt on the bed.
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