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”).