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I - noun
1. a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
Syn:
ballad
Derivationally related forms:
balladeer (for: ballad)
Hypernyms:
song, vocal
Hyponyms:
minstrelsy
2. a narrative poem of popular origin
Syn:
ballad
Derivationally related forms:
balladeer (for: ballad)
Hypernyms:
poem, verse form
Hyponyms:
Edda

II - verb
1. put into a certain place or abstract location (Freq. 24)
- Put your things here
- Set the tray down
- Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
- Place emphasis on a certain point
Syn:
put, set, place, pose, position
See Also:
lay out, set down (for: set), set back (for: set), set up (for: set), set out (for: set), put over (for: put), put back (for: put), put off (for: put), put down (for: put), put away (for: put), put together (for: put), put on (for: put), put up (for: put), put across (for: put)
Derivationally related forms:
position (for: position), positioner (for: position), place (for: place), placement (for: place), set (for: set), setting (for: set)
Hypernyms:
move, displace
Hyponyms:
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, dispose, emplace,
ship, underlay, trench, pigeonhole, shelve, jar,
repose, sign, middle, parallelize, butt, recess,
reposition, throw, thrust, tee, tee up, rack up,
coffin, bed, appose, set down, put down, place down,
sow, 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
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something PP
- They lay the bags on the table
2. put in a horizontal position (Freq. 11)
- lay the books on the table
- lay the patient carefully onto the bed
Syn:
put down, repose
See Also:
repose on (for: repose), put (for: put down), lay over, lay away, lay aside
Hypernyms:
put, set, place, pose, position
Hyponyms:
rail, blow, bury, entomb, inhume,
inter, lay to rest, rebury
Cause:
lie
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP
3. prepare or position for action or operation (Freq. 5)
- lay a fire
- lay the foundation for a new health care plan
Hypernyms:
organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
4. lay eggs (Freq. 4)
- This hen doesn't lay
Derivationally related forms:
layer
Hypernyms:
put down, repose
Hyponyms:
spawn
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
5. impose as a duty, burden, or punishment (Freq. 1)
- lay a responsibility on someone
Hypernyms:
levy, impose
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s something PP

III - adjective
1. characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy (Freq. 1)
- set his collar in laic rather than clerical position
- the lay ministry
Syn:
laic, secular
Similar to:
profane, secular
Derivationally related forms:
laity
2. not of or from a profession
- a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease
Similar to:
nonprofessional

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