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Definitions of lay:

part of speech: present participle

Laying.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To produce eggs.

part of speech: noun

Land under grass; grass or meadow- land.

part of speech: noun

Past tense of the intransitive verb lie.

part of speech: noun

A simple song or poem.

part of speech: adjective

Not- clerical; pert. to the people as distinguished from the clergy.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To produce eggs:- pr. p. laying; pa. t. and pa. p. laid.

part of speech: verb

To put or place; to extend, as on the ground; to still; to keep from rising; to impute; to wager; to fix deep; to produce, as eggs; among seamen, to take a position; to come or go, as to lay forward.

part of speech: noun

A song: a lyric or narrative poem.

part of speech: noun

That which lies or is laid; a stratum; a layer.

part of speech: noun

A song; a poem in a simple style; a metrical tale.

part of speech: verb

Of the verb lie, often confounded with the verb lay; it is improper, for example, to say, " He lays in bed too long;" it should be, " He lies in bed too long;" see lie.

part of speech: past tense, past participle

Laid.

part of speech: verb transitive

To cause to lie down: to place or set down: to beat down: to spread on a surface: to calm: to appease: to wager: to bring forth: to impose: to charge: to present.

part of speech: past tense

Did lie.

part of speech: verb transitive

To put or place; spread over; cause to lie; settle; calm; bring forth and drop, as an egg; wager; deposit; set or form secretly; as, to lay a trap or plot; impose, as a burden; as, to lay a task on someone.

part of speech: noun

Pa. t. of LIE, to lay one's self down.

part of speech: noun

The old spelling of lea, which see.

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