adjective satellite secretly and carefully planned
Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; as, deep-laid plans.
noun street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
Georgia home boy; grievous bodily harm; liquid ecstasy; max; scoop; goop; soap.
noun the production of eggs (especially in birds)
noun the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
verb have sexual intercourse with
love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
Adam knew Eve
Were you ever intimate with this man?
Made in the manner of a hawser. Cf. Cable-laid, and see Illust. of Cordage.
adjective satellite put out of action (by illness)
noun writing paper having a watermark of fine lines running across the grain
adjective satellite ill and usually confined
laid up with a bad cold
adjective satellite unhurried and relaxed
a mellow conversation
adjective satellite having lost your job
pink-slipped; dismissed; discharged; fired.
verb accumulate money for future use
save; save up.
He saves half his salary
verb save up as for future use
squirrel away; cache; stash; hive up; hoard.
(Eccl.), baptism administered by a lay person. F. G. Lee.
(R. C. Ch.), one received into a convent of monks under the three vows, but not in holy orders.
verb demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident
(Eccl.), a layman who leads the responses of the congregation, etc., in the church service. Hook.
(Com.), time allowed in a charter party for taking in and discharging cargo. McElrath.
verb institute, enact, or establish
. See 2d Elder, 3, note.
lay eyes on
verb see with attention
noun dummy in the form of an artist's jointed model of the human body
. (a) A jointed model of the human body that may be put in any attitude; used for showing the disposition of drapery, etc. (b) A mere puppet; one who serves the will of others without independent volition.
lay hands on
verb manage with the hands
verb keep or lay aside for future use
salt away; put in; stack away; hive away; stash away; store.
store grain for the winter
The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat
verb hit violently, as in an attack
pitch into; lace into; lam into; tear into.
verb put an end to a state or an activity
quit; discontinue; stop; give up; cease.
Quit teasing your little brother
verb dismiss, usually for economic reasons
She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized
lay on the line
verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
put on the line; risk.
We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
Why risk your life?
She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong
verb lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
range; array; set out.
lay out the clothes
lay out the arguments
verb get ready for a particular purpose or event
set; set up.
set up an experiment
set the table
lay out the tools for the surgery
verb spend or invest
lay out thousands on gold
he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit
verb bring forward and present to the mind
We presented the arguments to him
We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason
verb provide a detailed plan or design
She laid out her plans for the new house
verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
verb place on top of
can you superimpose the two images?
that part of a lay on which the shuttle travels in weaving; called also shuttle race.
noun a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
lay to rest
verb place in a grave or tomb
inhume; inter; bury; entomb.
Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square
The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids
My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday
verb disable or confine, as with an illness
She was laid up with pneumonia for six weeks
lay waste to
verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
desolate; devastate; scourge; ravage; waste.
The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
noun any witness who does not testify as an expert witness
noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
rest stop; pull-off; rest area; layby.
noun a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
noun the act of taking possession of or power over something
his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba
the Nazi assumption of power in 1934
he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts
noun the act of contacting something with your hand
peonies can be blighted by the laying on of a finger
laying on of hands
noun the application of a faith healer's hands to the patient's body
noun laying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination
noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
ruination; ruin; ruining; wrecking.
(Naut.)Consisting of strands twisted together in the ordinary way; as, a plain-laid rope. See Illust. of Cordage.
Composed of four strands, and laid right-handed with a heart, or center; -- said of rope. See Illust. under Cordage.
To lay (a fault, misfortune, etc.) at one's door
to charge one with a fault; to blame for.
To lay (a ship) aboard
to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting.
To lay a venue
(Law), to allege a place.
To lay about, ∨ To lay about one
to strike vigorously in all directions. J. H. Newman.
To lay an ambush
to post a force in ambush.
To lay an anchor to the windward
a figurative expression, signifying to adopt precautionary or anticipatory measures for success or security.
To lay asleep
to put sleep; to make unobservant or careless. Bacon.
To lay at
to strike or strike at. Spenser.
To lay bare
to make bare; to strip.
And laid those proud roofs bare to summer's rain.
To lay before
to present to; to submit for consideration; as, the papers are laid before Congress.
To lay by
. (a) To save. (b) To discard .
Let brave spirits . . . not be laid by.
To lay by the heels
to fetter; to shackle; to imprison. Shak. Addison.
to put in the stocks. Shak.
To lay down
. (a) To stake as a wager. (b) To yield; to relinquish; to surrender; as, to lay down one's life; to lay down one's arms . (c) To assert or advance, as a proposition or principle.
To lay for
to prepare to capture or assault; to lay wait for. Colloq. Bp Hall.
To lay forth
. (a) To extend at length; (reflexively) to exert one's self; to expatiate. Obs. (b) To lay out (as a corpse). Obs. Shak.
To lay hands on
to seize; to assault.
To lay hands on one's self, or To lay violent hands on one's self
to injure one's self; specif., to commit suicide.
To lay heads together
to consult; to conspire.
To lay hold of, ∨ To lay hold on
to seize; to catch.
To lay in
to store; to provide.
To lay in balance
to put up as a pledge or security. Obs. Chaucer.
To lay in for
to make overtures for; to engage or secure the possession of. Obs. "I have laid in for these." Dryden.
To lay in lavender
. (a) To lay away, as clothing, with sprigs of lavender . (b) To pawn. Obs.
To lay it on
to apply without stint. Shak.
To lay on
to apply with force; to inflict; as, to lay on blows.
to strike; to beat; to attack. Shak.
To lay on load
to lay on blows; to strike violently. Obs. ∨ Archaic
To lay on the shelf
to lay aside as unnecessary or useless; to dismiss; to discard.
To lay one's self open to
to expose one's self to, as to an accusation.
To lay one's self out
to strive earnestly.
No selfish man will be concerned to lay out himself for the good of his country.
To lay open
to open; to uncover; to expose; to reveal.
To lay out
. (a) To expend. Macaulay. (b) To display; to discover . (c) To plan in detail; to arrange; as, to lay out a garden . (d) To prepare for burial; as, to lay out a corpse . (e) To exert; as, to lay out all one's strength.
to purpose; to plan; as, he lays out to make a journey.
To lay over
to spread over; to cover.
To lay siege to
. (a) To besiege; to encompass with an army. (b) To beset pertinaciously.
To lay stress upon
to attach great importance to; to emphasize. "Consider how great a stress is laid upon this duty." Atterbury.
To lay the course
(Naut.), to sail toward the port intended without jibing.
To lay the land
(Naut.), to cause it to disappear below the horizon, by sailing away from it.
To lay to
(a) To charge upon; to impute. (b) To apply with vigor . (c) To attack or harass . Obs. Knolles. (d)(Naut.) To check the motion of (a vessel) and cause it to be stationary.
To lay to heart
to feel deeply; to consider earnestly.
To lay under
to subject to; as, to lay under obligation or restraint.
To lay unto
. (a) Same as To lay to (above). (b) To put before . Hos. xi. 4.
To lay up
. (a) To store; to reposit for future use. (b) To confine; to disable . (c) To dismantle, and retire from active service, as a ship.
To lay wait
to prepare an ambuscade.
To lay wait for
to lie in ambush for.
To lay waste
to destroy; to make desolate; as, to lay waste the land.
Having a left-hand twist; -- said of cordage; as, a water-laid, or left-hand, rope.