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lay

 
Adjective lay has 2 senses
  1. laic, lay, secular - concerning those not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"; "the choir sings both sacred and secular music"
    Antonym: sacred (indirect, via profane)
  2. lay - not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
    Antonym:
    professional (indirect, via nonprofessional)
Noun lay has 2 senses
  1. ballad, lay - a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    --1 is a kind of song
    --1 has particulars: minstrelsy
  2. ballad, lay - a narrative poem of popular origin
    --2 is a kind of poem, verse form
    --2 has particulars: Edda
Verb lie has 7 senses
  1. lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
    --1 is a kind of
    move, displace; be; move, displace; be
    Derived forms: noun lie3, noun lie3
    Sample sentences:
    They lay the bags on the table
    lie
    The children lie in the rocking chair
    There lie some children in the rocking chair
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    They lay the bags on the table
    lie
    The children lie in the rocking chair
    There lie some children in the rocking chair
  2. lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
    --2 is a kind of
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay; put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Antonyms: stand, stand up, sit, sit down
    Derived forms: noun lie3, noun lie3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    lie
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
    lay, put down, repose
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    lie
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. dwell, consist, lie, belong, lie in - originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
    --3 is a kind of organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate; exist, be; organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate; exist, be
    Derived forms: noun lie3, noun lie3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    dwell, consist, lie, belong, lie in
    Something is ----ing PP
    lay
    Somebody ----s something
    dwell, consist, lie, belong, lie in
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. lie - be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
    --4 is a kind of
    lay, put down, repose; be; lay, put down, repose; be
    Derived forms: noun layer4, noun lie3, noun layer4, noun lie3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    lie
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
    lay
    Something ----s
    lie
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
  5. lie - tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
    --5 is a kind of
    levy, impose; misinform, mislead; levy, impose; misinform, mislead
    Derived forms: noun lie1, noun liar1, noun lying1, noun lie1, noun liar1, noun lying1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
    7 senses of lie
    lie
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s to somebody
    lay
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
    7 senses of lie
    lie
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s to somebody
  6. lie, rest - have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
    --6 is a kind of be; be
    Derived forms: noun lie3, noun lie3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    lie, rest
    Something ----s something
  7. lie down, lie - assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
    --7 is a kind of change posture; change posture
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    lie down, lie
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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