A legal handbook for lay readers.
A lay preacher.
The lay of the land.
A lay opinion as to the seriousness of the disease.
A hen coming into lay.
A left lay.
Lay a child in its crib.
A quick lay.
Lay paint on a canvas.
A good lay.
Lay stress on clarity of expression.
Lay a penalty upon the offender.
Lay a case before a committee.
Laid claim to the estate.
Laying to rob a store.
All hands, lay aft to the fantail!
A blow laid him low.
Lay the cloth over the painting.
Lay the pen on the desk.
The remark laid him open to criticism.
To lay claim to property, to lay a matter before the voters.
To lay the blame on someone.
Lay up cable.
Lay new railroad track.
To lay emphasis on accuracy.
Lay an ear to the door.
They laid the blame on us.
To lay the nap of cloth.
Lay the table for lunch.
To lay plans.
They seemed more lay than clerical.
To lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave.
A shower of rain lays the dust.
A corresponding intransitive version of this word is lie.
To lay the venue.
An example of lay is the way that a plateau is situated on the landscape.
To lay a gun.
What was I, just another lay you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?
An example of lay is to place a plate on the table.
An example of lay is a hen producing eggs.
To lay a cable or rope.
1805 The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Sir Walter Scott.
The film's first scene is laid in France.
To lay the groundwork.
Lay the dust.
To lay a ghost, lay one's fears.
Lay brick; lay flooring.
To lay forward; to lay aloft.
To lay a tax on land.
To lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.
The baby lay in its crib and slept silently.