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Synonyms for lay

Synonyms for (noun) lay

Synonyms: ballad, lay Definition: a narrative poem of popular origin

Similar words: poem, verse form Definition: a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

Synonyms: ballad, lay Definition: a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

Similar words: song, vocal Definition: a short musical composition with words Usage: a successful musical must have at least three good songs

Synonyms for (verb) lay

Synonyms: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: put down, repose, lay Definition: put in a horizontal position Usage: lay the books on the table; lay the patient carefully onto the bed

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms: lay Definition: lay eggs Usage: This hen doesn't lay

Similar words: put down, repose, lay Definition: put in a horizontal position Usage: lay the books on the table; lay the patient carefully onto the bed

Synonyms: lay Definition: prepare or position for action or operation Usage: lay a fire; lay the foundation for a new health care plan

Similar words: get up, devise, machinate, prepare, organise, organize Definition: arrange by systematic planning and united effort Usage: machinate a plot; organize a strike; devise a plan to take over the director's office

Synonyms: lay Definition: impose as a duty, burden, or punishment Usage: lay a responsibility on someone

Similar words: impose, levy Definition: impose and collect Usage: levy a fine

Synonyms for (adjective) lay

Synonyms: lay Definition: not of or from a profession Usage: a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease

Similar words: nonprofessional Definition: not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain Usage: the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues; nonprofessional actors

Synonyms: secular, laic, lay Definition: characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy Usage: set his collar in laic rather than clerical position; the lay ministry

Similar words: profane, secular Definition: not concerned with or devoted to religion Usage: sacred and profane music; secular drama; secular architecture, children being brought up in an entirely profane environment