How To Spell lay?

Correct spelling: lay

What does the abbreviation lay mean?

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What are the usage examples for lay?

  1. Being very weary, lay long in bed, then to the office and there sat all the day. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. Everything they could lay hands on was taken. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  3. I don't want 'em to lay – Adopting An Abandoned Farm by Kate Sanborn
  4. I should be pleased to have you lay off your things. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  5. When at last he lay quiet, " Will you promise to walk out if I let you up?" – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  6. In it lay all his hope for this world and the next. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  7. I lay sick for three days. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  8. No hope lay there, either. – Deepfreeze by Robert Donald Locke
  9. " I had made up my mind to begin again, to lay hold on some sort of real life," he continued, after a pause. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  10. An hour she lay there. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst

What are the translations for lay?

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French words for Lay

mettre, placer, poser, pondre, laïque, profane, coucher.

German words for Lay

stellen, Nummer, Schlag, vorlegen, legen, Lage, auslegen, anbringen, setzen, richten, verlegen, laienhaft, weltlich, nicht fachmännisch, Lied, Ballade, Leich.

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Italian words for Lay

legge, stendere.

Korean word for Lay

(…을) 놓다.

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Portuguese words for Lay

estabelecer, deitar, assentar, leigo, baixar, jazer, estender, derrubar, ter relações sexuais, localizar-se, laicais.

Romanian word for Lay

a așeza.

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Spanish words for Lay

establecer, poner, colocar, botar, echar, construir, postura, camada, depositar, laico.

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Vietnamese words for Lay

lấy, bày biện.