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laying


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lay  \Lay\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Laid};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Laying}.]  [OE.  leggen,  AS  lecgan  causative,  fr  licgan  to 
  lie;  akin  to  D.  leggen,  G.  legen,  Icel.  leggja  Goth.  lagjan. 
  See  {Lie}  to  be  prostrate.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  A  stone  was  brought,  and  laid  upon  the  mouth  of  the 
  den.  --Dan.  vi  17. 
 
  Soft  on  the  flowery  herb  I  found  me  laid.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  prepare;  to  make  ready;  to  contrive;  to  provide;  as  to 
  lay  a  snare,  an  ambush,  or  a  plan 
 
  4.  To  spread  on  a  surface;  as  to  lay  plaster  or  paint. 
 
  5.  To  cause  to  be  still  to  calm;  to  allay;  to  suppress;  to 
  exorcise,  as  an  evil  spirit. 
 
  After  a  tempest  when  the  winds  are  laid.  --Waller. 
 
  6.  To  cause  to  lie  dead  or  dying. 
 
  Brave  C[ae]neus  laid  Ortygius  on  the  plain,  The 
  victor  C[ae]neus  was  by  Turnus  slain.  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  To  deposit,  as  a  wager;  to  stake;  to  risk. 
 
  I  dare  lay  mine  honor  He  will  remain  so  --Shak. 
 
  8.  To  bring  forth  and  deposit;  as  to  lay  eggs. 
 
  9.  To  apply;  to  put 
 
  She  layeth  her  hands  to  the  spindle.  --Prov.  xxxi. 
  19. 
 
  10.  To  impose,  as  a  burden,  suffering,  or  punishment;  to 
  assess,  as  a  tax;  as  to  lay  a  tax  on  land. 
 
  The  Lord  hath  laid  on  him  the  iniquity  of  us  all 
  --Is.  Iiii.  6. 
 
  11.  To  impute;  to  charge;  to  allege. 
 
  God  layeth  not  folly  to  them  --Job  xxiv. 
  12. 
 
  Lay  the  fault  on  us  --Shak. 
 
  12.  To  impose,  as  a  command  or  a  duty;  as  to  lay  commands  on 
  one 
 
  13.  To  present  or  offer;  as  to  lay  an  indictment  in  a 
  particular  county;  to  lay  a  scheme  before  one 
 
  14.  (Law)  To  state;  to  allege;  as  to  lay  the  venue. 
  --Bouvier. 
 
  15.  (Mil.)  To  point;  to  aim  as  to  lay  a  gun. 
 
  16.  (Rope  Making)  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. 
 
  17.  (Print.) 
  a  To  place  and  arrange  (pages)  for  a  form  upon  the 
  imposing  stone. 
  b  To  place  (new  type)  properly  in  the  cases. 
 
  {To  lay  asleep},  to  put  sleep;  to  make  unobservant  or 
  careless.  --Bacon. 
 
  {To  lay  bare},  to  make  bare;  to  strip. 
 
  And  laid  those  proud  roofs  bare  to  summer's  rain. 
  --Byron. 
 
  {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 
  --Bacon. 
 
  {To  lay  by  the  heels},  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  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  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  lay  hold  of},  or  {To  lay  hold  on},  to  seize;  to  catch. 
 
  {To  lay  in},  to  store;  to  provide. 
 
  {To  lay  it  on},  to  apply  without  stint.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laying  \Lay"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  or  that  which  lays. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  period  of  laying  eggs;  the  eggs  laid  for  one 
  incubation;  a  clutch. 
 
  3.  The  first  coat  on  laths  of  plasterer's  two-coat  work 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  laying 
  n  :  the  production  of  eggs  (especially  in  birds)  [syn:  {egg 
  laying}] 




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