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Adjective
Not having professional qualifications or expert knowledge, especially in law or medicine
“Imbalances in knowledge between lay people and professionals make it difficult for lay people to assess doctors' ability and competence.”
Adjective
Not ordained into or belonging to the clergy
“In the colonies the lay vestry emerged to help with the management of church resources and property.”
Verb
To arrange something in a certain spot or position
“Cleo cradled her broken arm and gently lay it so it was supported by her lap.”
Verb
To put forward
“It may otherwise generally regulate its own procedure, but it must lay a report before Parliament.”
Verb
To make ready in advance
“I'd like more time to lay my plans.”
Verb
Bet, wager
“I'll lay five dollars that you can't do it.”
Verb
Credit, allocate
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Make smooth
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Verb
To regard as the responsibility of
“I suppose I should not lay too much blame at the door of the opposite sex.”
Verb
“For example, turtles lay their eggs within hours in beach sand and then leave them.”
Verb
“… lay the corpse to rest.”
Noun
A rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect
“… the minstrel strummed a cheerful lay on his lute.”
Noun
The activity by which one regularly makes a living
“… my main lay is as a general contractor, but I do side work as a carpenter.”
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