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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 9
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English - Etymology 9

_lay_, a calque of Yiddish _לייגן_ (leygn, “to put, lay”). VERB LAY (_third-person singular simple present_ LAYS, _present participle_ LAYING, _simple past and past participle_ LAID) * (Judaism, transitive) To don (put on) (tefillin (phylacteries)).

lay, a calque of Yiddish לייגן (leygn, to put, lay).

Verb

lay (third-person singular simple present lays, present participle laying, simple past and past participle laid)

  1. (Judaism, transitive) To don (put on) (tefillin (phylacteries)).

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: lā, IPA(key): /leɪ̯/ * Rhymes: -eɪ * Homophones: lei, ley

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /leɪ̯/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophones: lei, ley

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _layen_, _leggen_, from Old English _lecgan_ (“to lay”), from Proto-Germanic _*lagjaną_ (“to lay”), causative form of Proto-Germanic _*ligjaną_, _*legjaną_ (“to lie, recline”), from Proto-Indo-European _*legʰ-_ (“to lie, recline”). Cognate with West Frisian _lizze_ (“to lay, to lie”), Dutch _leggen_ (“to lay”), German _legen_ (“to lay”), Norwegian _ligge_ (“to lay”), Swedish _lägga_ (“to lay”), Icelandic _leggja_ (“to lay”), Albanian _lag_ (“troop, band, war encampment”). VERB LAY (_third-person singular simple present_ LAYS, _present participle_ LAYING, _simple past and past participle_ LAID) * (transitive) To place down in a position of rest, or in a horizontal position. _to LAY a book on the table;   to LAY a body in the grave_ _A shower of rain LAYS the dust._ * Bible, Daniel vi. 17 A stone was brought, and LAID upon the mouth of the den. * 1735, author unknown, _The New-England Primer_, as reported by Fred R. Shapiro in _The Yale Book of Quotations_ (2006), Yale University Press, pages 549–550: Now I LAY me down to sleep, / I pray the Lord my Soul to keep. / If I should die before I ’wake, / I pray the Lord my Soul to take. * 1977, Agatha Christie, _An Autobiography_, Part I, chapter4: An indulgent playmate, Grannie would LAY aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’. A corresponding intransitive version of this word is lie. * (transitive, archaic) To cause to subside or abate. * 1590, Edmund Spenser, _The Faerie Queene_, II.viii: The cloudes, as things affrayd, before him flye; / But all so soone as his outrageous powre / Is LAYD, they fiercely then begin to shoure […] * 1662, Thomas Salusbury, _Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two World Systems_, Dialogue 2: But how upon the winds being LAID, doth the ship cease to move? * (transitive) To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle). * 2006, Clive James, _North Face of Soho_, Picador 2007, p. 48: Even when I LAY a long plan, it is never in the expectation that I will live to see it fulfilled. * (transitive) To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another. _LAY brick;  LAY flooring_ * (transitive) To produce and deposit an egg. * (transitive) To bet (that something is or is not the case). _I'll LAY that he doesn't turn up on Monday._ * (transitive) To deposit (a stake) as a wager; to stake; to risk. * William Shakespeare (1564-1616) I dare LAY mine honour / He will remain so. * (transitive, slang) To have sex with. * 1944, Raymond Chandler, _The Lady in the Lake_, Penguin 2011, p. 11: ‘It's because he's a no-good son of a bitch who thinks it is smart to LAY his friends' wives and brag about it.’ * (nautical) To take a position; to come or go. _to LAY forward;  to LAY aloft_ * (law) To state; to allege. _to LAY the venue_ (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?) * (military) To point; to aim. _to LAY a gun_ * (ropemaking) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them. _to LAY a cable or rope_ * (printing) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone. * (printing) To place (new type) properly in the cases. * To apply; to put. * Bible, Proverbs xxxi. 19 She LAYETH her hands to the spindle. * To impose (a burden, punishment, command, tax, etc.). _to LAY a tax on land_ * Bible, Isaiah liii. 6 The Lord hath LAID on him the iniquity of us all. * To impute; to charge; to allege. * Bible, Job xxiv. 12

From Middle English layen, leggen, from Old English lecgan (to lay), from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną (to lay), causative form of Proto-Germanic *ligjaną, *legjaną (to lie, recline), from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie, recline). Cognate with West Frisian lizze (to lay, to lie), Dutch leggen (to lay), German legen (to lay), Norwegian ligge (to lay), Swedish lägga (to lay), Icelandic leggja (to lay), Albanian lag (troop, band, war encampment).

Verb

lay (third-person singular simple present lays, present participle laying, simple past and past participle laid)

  1. (transitive) To place down in a position of rest, or in a horizontal position.
    to lay a book on the table;   to lay a body in the grave
    A shower of rain lays the dust.
    A corresponding intransitive version of this word is lie.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To cause to subside or abate.
  3. (transitive) To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle).
  4. (transitive) To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another.
    lay brick;  lay flooring
  5. (transitive) To produce and deposit an egg.
  6. (transitive) To bet (that something is or is not the case).
    I'll lay that he doesn't turn up on Monday.
  7. (transitive) To deposit (a stake) as a wager; to stake; to risk.
  8. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
  9. (nautical) To take a position; to come or go.
    to lay forward;  to lay aloft
  10. (law) To state; to allege.
    to lay the venue
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)
  11. (military) To point; to aim.
    to lay a gun
  12. (ropemaking) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them.
    to lay a cable or rope
  13. (printing) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
  14. (printing) To place (new type) properly in the cases.
  15. To apply; to put.
  16. To impose (a burden, punishment, command, tax, etc.).
    to lay a tax on land
  17. To impute; to charge; to allege.

English - Etymology 2

From the verb. NOUN LAY (_plural_ LAYS) * Arrangement or relationship; layout. _the LAY of the land_ * A share of the profits in a business. * 1851, Herman Melville, _Moby Dick_, chapter 16 I was already aware that in the whaling business they paid no wages; but all hands, including the captain, received certain shares of the profits called LAYS, and that these LAYS were proportioned to the degree of importance pertaining to the respective duties of the ship’s company. * The direction a rope is twisted. _Worm and parcel with the LAY; turn and serve the other way._ * (colloquial) A casual sexual partner. * 1996, JoAnn Ross, _Southern Comforts_, MIRA (1996), ISBN 9780778315254, page 166: Over the years she'd tried to tell himself that his uptown girl was just another LAY. * 2000, R. J. Kaiser, _Fruitcake_, MIRA (2000), ISBN 1551666251, page 288: To find a place like that and be discreet about it, Jones figured he needed help, so he went to see his favorite LAY, Juan Carillo's woman, Carmen. * 2011, Kelly Meding, _Trance_, Pocket Books (2011), ISBN 9781451620924, pages 205-206: “Because I don't want William to be just another LAY. I did the slut thing, T, and it got me into a lot of trouble years ago. […] _What was I, just another LAY you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?_ * (colloquial) An act of sexual intercourse. * 1993, David Halberstam, _The Fifties_, Open Road Integrated Media (2012), ISBN 9781453286074, unnumbered page: Listening to this dismissal of his work, [Tennessee] Williams thought to himself of Wilder, “This character has never had a good LAY.” * 2009, Fern Michaels, _The Scoop_, Kensington Books (2009), ISBN 9780758227188, pages 212-213: […] She didn't become this germ freak until Thomas died. I wonder if she just needs a good LAY, you know, an all-nighter?" Toots said thoughtfully. * 2011, Pamela Yaye, _Promises We Make_, Kimani Press (2011), ISBN 9780373861996, unnumbered page: “What she needs is a good LAY. If she had someone to rock her world on a regular basis, she wouldn't be such a raging bit—” * (slang, archaic) A plan; a scheme. (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?) SYNONYMS * (casual sexual partner): see also Wikisaurus:casual sexual partner. DERIVED TERMS * lay of the land TRANSLATIONS

From the verb.

Noun

lay (plural lays)

  1. Arrangement or relationship; layout.
    the lay of the land
  2. A share of the profits in a business.
  3. The direction a rope is twisted.
    Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
  4. (colloquial) A casual sexual partner.
    What was I, just another lay you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?
  5. (colloquial) An act of sexual intercourse.
  6. (slang, archaic) A plan; a scheme.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)
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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From Middle English _laie_, _lawe_, from Old English _lagu_ (“sea, flood, water, ocean”), from Proto-Germanic _*laguz_ (“water, sea”), from Proto-Indo-European _*lakw-_ (“water, body of water, lake”). Cognate with Icelandic _lögur_ (“liquid, fluid, lake”), Latin _lacus_ (“lake, hollow, hole”). NOUN LAY (_plural_ LAYS) * A lake.

From Middle English laie, lawe, from Old English lagu (sea, flood, water, ocean), from Proto-Germanic *laguz (water, sea), from Proto-Indo-European *lakw- (water, body of water, lake). Cognate with Icelandic lögur (liquid, fluid, lake), Latin lacus (lake, hollow, hole).

Noun

lay (plural lays)

  1. A lake.

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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From Old French _lai_ ADJECTIVE LAY (_comparative_ MORE LAY, _superlative_ MOST LAY) * Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution. * Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them. _They seemed more LAY than clerical._ _a LAY preacher; a LAY brother_ * (obsolete) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant. RELATED TERMS * laity * layman * layperson * lay person * laywoman TRANSLATIONS

From Old French lai

Adjective

lay (comparative more lay, superlative most lay)

  1. Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution.
  2. Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them.
    They seemed more lay than clerical.
    a lay preacher; a lay brother
  3. (obsolete) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 5
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_See lie_ VERB LAY * simple past tense of _lie_ when pertaining to position. _The baby LAY in its crib and slept silently._ * (proscribed) To be in a horizontal position; to lie (from confusion with lie). * 1969 July, Bob Dylan, “LAY Lady LAY”, _Nashville Skyline_, Columbia: LAY, lady, LAY. / LAY across my big brass bed. * _a._ 1970, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, “The Boxer”, _Bridge over Troubled Water_, Columbia Records: LAYING low, seeking out the poorer quarters / Where the ragged people go * 1974, John Denver, “Annie’s Song”, _Back Home Again_, RCA: Let me LAY down beside you. / Let me always be with you. DERIVED TERMS * layabout

See lie

Verb

lay

  1. simple past tense of lie when pertaining to position.
    The baby lay in its crib and slept silently.
  2. (proscribed) To be in a horizontal position; to lie (from confusion with lie).
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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 6
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English - Etymology 6

From Middle English _lay_, from Old French _lai_ (“song, lyric, poem”), from Frankish *_laik, *laih_ (“play, melody, song”), from Proto-Germanic _*laikaz_, _*laikiz_ (“jump, play, dance, hymn”), from Proto-Indo-European _*loig-_, _*(e)laiǵ-_ (“to jump, spring, play”). Akin to Old High German _leih_ (“a play, skit, melody, song”), Middle High German _leich_ (“piece of music, epic song played on a harp”), Old English _lācan_ (“to move quickly, fence, sing”). See lake. NOUN LAY (_plural_ LAYS) * A ballad or sung poem; a short poem or narrative, usually intended to be sung. 1805 _The LAY of the Last Minstrel_, Sir Walter Scott. TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS * layoff

From Middle English lay, from Old French lai (song, lyric, poem), from Frankish *laik, *laih (play, melody, song), from Proto-Germanic *laikaz, *laikiz (jump, play, dance, hymn), from Proto-Indo-European *loig-, *(e)laiǵ- (to jump, spring, play). Akin to Old High German leih (a play, skit, melody, song), Middle High German leich (piece of music, epic song played on a harp), Old English lācan (to move quickly, fence, sing). See lake.

Noun

lay (plural lays)

  1. A ballad or sung poem; a short poem or narrative, usually intended to be sung.
    1805 The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Sir Walter Scott.
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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 7
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NOUN LAY (_plural_ LAYS) * (obsolete) A meadow; a lea. (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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lay (plural lays)

  1. (obsolete) A meadow; a lea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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NOUN LAY (_plural_ LAYS) * (obsolete) A law. * Spenser many goodly LAYS * (obsolete) An obligation; a vow. * Holland They bound themselves by a sacred LAY and oath.

Noun

lay (plural lays)

  1. (obsolete) A law.
  2. (obsolete) An obligation; a vow.

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* Aly

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layMALAGASY - ETYMOLOGY
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Malagasy - Etymology

Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare Indonesian _layar_

Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare Indonesian layar

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de layMALAGASY - NOUN
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Malagasy - Noun

LAY * sail

lay

  1. sail


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