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Related / Similar Words: ballad, put, set, place, pose, position, put down, repose, laic, secular

 

Definition:
  • a narrative poem of popular origin;
  • a narrative song with a recurrent refrain;
  • put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point";
  • put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed";
  • lay eggs; "This hen doesn''t lay";
  • prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan";
  • impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone";
  • not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease";
  • 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";

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    See Also: range, array, lay out, set out, drop, set down, put down, unload, discharge, set back, knock back, put back, rig, set up, ensnare, entrap, frame, disembark, debark, assemble, piece, put together, tack, tack together, raise, erect, rear, put up, arrange, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, defer, remit, put off, replace, land, bring down, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand, put on, apply, post, repose, communicate, pass on, pass, put across, repose on, rest on, build on, build upon, put, set, place, pose, position, superimpose, superpose, lay over, hoard, stash, cache, lay away, hive up, squirrel away, save, lay aside, save up

     

    Hyponyms: Edda, minstrelsy, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce, docket, cock, postpose, prepose, step, replace, put back, stratify, plant, intersperse, nestle, snuggle, pile, arrange, set up, superimpose, superpose, lay over, park, ensconce, settle, emplace, ship, underlay, trench, pigeonhole, shelve, jar, repose, stick, put forward, sign, middle, parallelize, butt, recess, reposition, throw, thrust, tee, tee up, rack up, coffin, bed, appose, set down, put down, place down, sow, sough, seed, misplace, juxtapose, bottle, bucket, barrel, ground, pillow, rest, mislay, lose, upend, seat, sit, sit down, stand, stand up, place upright, recline, set, install, instal, situate, fix, posit, deposit, ladle, poise, lean, clap, perch, load, cram, siphon, position, glycerolize, glycerolise, space, marshal, settle down, imbricate, rail, blow, bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest, rebury, spawn

     

    Derivational Morphology: placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement, rotary actuator, positioner, space, blank space, place, topographic point, spot, arrangement, set, setting, layer

     

    Language Translations:
    Danish: lægge   Dutch: leggen  
    Finnish: asettaa   French: coucher  
    German: legen   Indonesian: letak  
    Italian: posare   Japanese: 置く  
    Slovene: položiti   Spanish: acostar  
    Swedish: lägga  
     
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