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”).
- Their residence must have lain chiefly in Indi.Vis.
- 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.
- 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.
- During the progress of the works, however, he acted as surveyor, and accumulated in that lucrative employment a sum of several thousand pounds, discovered after his death in an old iron chest, which had evidently lain unopened for above thirty years.