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Definizione monolingua lay


lay


Verb

lay (third-person singular simple present lays, present participle laying, simple past and past participle laid)


  1. (transitive) To place down in a position of rest.
    • 1735, author unknown, The New-England Primer, as reported by Fred R. Shapiro in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006), Yale University Press, pages 549–550:
      Now I lay me down to sleep, / I pray the Lord my Soul to keep. / If I should die before I ’wake, / I pray the Lord my Soul to take.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To cause to subside or abate.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      The cloudes, as things affrayd, before him flye; / But all so soone as his outrageous powre / Is layd, they fiercely then begin to shoure [...].
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two World Systems, Dialogue 2:
      But how upon the winds being laid, doth the ship cease to move?
  3. (transitive) To leave something somewhere.
  4. (transitive) To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle).
    • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, p. 48:
      Even when I lay a long plan, it is never in the expectation that I will live to see it fulfilled.
  5. (transitive) To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another.
    lay brick
    lay flooring
  6. (transitive) To produce and deposit an egg.
  7. (transitive) To wager that an event will not take place.
  8. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
Noun

lay (plural lays)


  1. Arrangement or relationship; layout.
  2. The direction a rope is twisted.
    Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
  3. A casual sexual partner.
    What was I, just another lay you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?
  4. (nonstandard or colloquial) the lay of the land (rather than the standard the lie of the land)
Adjective

lay (comparative more lay, superlative most lay)


  1. Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VII:
      He hasnt caught a mouse since he was a slip of a kitten. Except when eating, he does nothing but sleep. [...] Its a sort of disease. Theres a scientific name for it. Trau- something. Traumatic symplegia, thats it. This cat has traumatic symplegia. In other words, putting it in simple language adapted to the lay mind, where other cats are content to get their eight hours, Augustus wants his twenty-four.
  2. Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them.
    They seemed more lay than clerical.


Definizione italiano>inglese lay

posare
  to place something down in a position of rest
  to install certain building materials
deporre
  to deposit an egg
laico
  non-clergy
profano
  non-professional
commettere
costruire
fare
mettere
ponere
appoggiare
  Deporre qualcosa sopra qualcosaltro.
disporre
  to prepare groundwork, table etc.
laica
  non-clergy
lasciare
  to leave something somewhere
porre
  to place something down in a position of rest
profana
  non-professional
abbattere
adagiare
affigere
apparecchiare
applicare
collocare
configurazione
dare
depositare
disposizione
distendere
impiegare
pass. di to lie
piantare
posizione
preparare
progettare
ricoprire
riporre
riservare
rivestire
sdraiare
secolare
situare
stendere
tendere
togliere
ubicare
usare
vestire

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posare |deporre |laico |profano |commettere |costruire |fare |mettere |ponere |appoggiare |disporre |laica |lasciare |porre |profana |abbattere |adagiare |affigere |apparecchiare |applicare |collocare |configurazione |dare |depositare |disposizione |distendere |impiegare |pass. di to lie |piantare |posizione |preparare |progettare |ricoprire |riporre |riservare |rivestire |sdraiare |secolare |situare |stendere |tendere |togliere |ubicare |usare |vestire |


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