lay

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lay is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
lay

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
lay

Third-person singular
lays

Past tense
laid

Past participle
laid

Present participle
laying

  1. (transitive) When you lay something, you place it down flat.
    Sally carefully laid out her clothing on the bed.
  2. (transitive) When an animal lays an egg, it makes and places it outside its body.

Noun[change]

Singular
lay

Plural
lays