Definitions for "Lay"
Keywords:  narrative, poem, minstrel, song, sung
A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.
a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
a narrative poem of popular origin
To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.
To lay a wager; to bet.
A bookie lays a selection when he opens a market in it and thus allows a bet on it.
Keywords:  helical, strand, helix, twist, spiral
To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.
Pertaining to wire & cable, the axial distance required for one cabled conductor or conductor strand to complete one revolution about the axis around which it is cabled.
n: 1. the spiral of strands in a wire rope either to the right or to the left, as viewed from above. 2. a term used to measure wire rope, signifying the linear distance a wire strand covers in one complete rotation around the rope.
Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.
concerning those not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"; "the choir sings both sacred and secular music"
with reference to the laity, or persons who are not members of the clergy
Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease.
Faith; creed; religious profession.
not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.
To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.
To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
Keywords:  lea, meadow, yarn, see, measure
A meadow. See Lea.
A measure of yarn; a lea. See 1st Lea (a).
A share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; as, when a man ships for a whaling voyage, he agrees for a certain lay.
A whaleman's proportionate share of the earnings of a voyage.
Keywords:  lie, prostrate, recline, grave, shower
of Lie, to recline.
To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.
To cause to lie dead or dying.
Keywords:  victuals, sexualis, coitus, rude, stow
Lay - Not just a rude term for "coitus sexualis", but also; "lay below", go below decks; "lay aft", go to the back; "lay forward", go to the front; etc. Also; "lay in stores", bring aboard ship and stow victuals, dry-goods, spare parts, etc.
To sail a course that will clear an object or racecourse marker buoy such as the windward and leeward marks. When a yacht is doing so, it is said to be laying the mark. Also see "Layline."
In metallurgy, the direction of the predominant surface pattern ordinarily determined by the production method used.
The direction of predominant surface features.
Refers to direction or sometimes the ratio of lay length to core diameter.
Keywords:  snare, ambush, contrive, ready, plies
To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.
lengths of fabric, several plies high, which have been spread on a cutting table ready for cutting. The fabric is subsequently cut in accordance with a cutting plan which is usually designed to optimise materials utilisation..
Keywords:  allege, impute, venue, charge
To impute; to charge; to allege.
To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.
Keywords:  allay, exorcise, calm, evil, suppress
To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.
Any person not a clerk; that is, not in any orders, minor or holy, and any non-ecclesiastical office or property. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 363) Related terms: Laity
non-professional; for example: a lawyer would call a non-lawyer a lay person and a doctor would call a non-doctor a lay person.
Keywords:  stratum, bed, firmly, aloft, conceived
To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.
To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft.
That which lies or is laid or is conceived of as having been laid or placed in its position; a row; a stratum; a layer; as, a lay of stone or wood.
The act of copulation or other intercourse
Slang for sexual intercourse. Leather / Leather Sex / Leather lifestyle A synonym for SM used in fetish fashion and gear.
Keywords:  eggs, hen, doesn't, deposit, forth
To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.
To produce and deposit eggs.
lay eggs; "This hen doesn't lay"
Keywords:  utterance, melody, musical
A melody; any musical utterance.
Keywords:  vow, obligation
An obligation; a vow.
Keywords:  scent, tray, emphasis, dogs, abstract
To place (new type) properly in the cases.
put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
Keywords:  lathe, loom, see
The lathe of a loom. See Lathe, 3.
To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.
A plan; a scheme.
Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
Keywords:  leak, lead
prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
To lay hose out in a predetermined sequence for fire fighting purposes.
Keywords:  gun, aim, point
To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.
Keywords:  greek, people, meaning, word, common
The laity; the common people.
From the Greek laios, meaning "the people."
From laios, a Greek word meaning the people.
Keywords:  plaster, paint, spread, surface
To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.
Also referred to as "lay-up, spread." This is the garment industry term for multiple layers of fabric upon which a pattern or guide is placed for production-line cutting of fabric.
A layer of an ingredient, as in "a lay of sugar" or "a lay of fruit."
Keywords:  profit, job, price
A job, price, or profit.
Keywords:  great, someone, sex
Someone who has sex. "She was a great lay."
Keywords:  sheet, paper, print, located
Where the print is located on a sheet of paper.
Keywords:  law
A law.
Keywords:  apply
To apply; to put.
Keywords:  risked, play, amount
To risk. Amount risked on a play.