lay

phonetic symbol: / léɪ / 
base form as verb → lie

lay - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a narrative poem of popular origin
ballad

[ noun ]
■ a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
ballad

[ verb ]
■ put into a certain place or abstract location
place , pose , position , put , set

[ verb ]
■ put in a horizontal position
e.g.)
・lay the books on the table
・lay the patient carefully onto the bed
put down , repose

[ verb ]
■ lay eggs
e.g.)
・This hen doesn't lay

[ verb ]
■ prepare or position for action or operation
e.g.)
・lay a fire
・lay the foundation for a new health care plan

[ verb ]
■ impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
e.g.)
・lay a responsibility on someone

[ adjective satellite ]
■ not of or from a profession
e.g.)
・a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease

[ adjective satellite ]
■ characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
e.g.)
・the lay ministry
laic , secular

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