This man has lain down in his bed.
An example of lain is to have reclined on a bed.
- past participle of lie (oriented in a horizontal position, situated).
- He had lain there for many hours.
- The book had lain on the attic floor until it was found decades later.
(third-person singular simple present lains, present participle laining, simple past and past participle lained)
- (obsolete) To conceal, keep quiet about. [14th-19th c.]
From Old Norse løyna (“to conceal”) (= Old English līġnan), from Proto-Germanic *laugnā (“secrecy”).
- The bullet had caught him full in the chest, driving him backward into the scooped out grotto where his uncle had lain for more than half a century.
- The elder takes the Gospel off the white cloth, where it has lain all through the ceremony, and places it on the postulant's head, and the other good men present place their right hands on his head; they shall say the parcias (spare), and thrice the "Let us adore the Father and Son and Holy Spirit," and then pray thus: "Holy Father, welcome thy servant in thy justice and send upon him thy grace and thy holy spirit."
- Their residence must have lain chiefly in Indi.Vis.
- Its colors were pale purple and the bed beneath him more comfortable than any he'd lain in.
- Ordered the bones of Boetius to be taken out of the place in which they had lain hid, and to be placed in the church of S.