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