Noun(1) a narrative song with a recurrent refrain(2) a narrative poem of popular origin
Verb(1) put into a certain place or abstract location(2) put in a horizontal position(3) prepare or position for action or operation(4) lay eggs(5) impose as a duty, burden, or punishment(6) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position(7) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position(8) originate (in(9) be and remain in a particular state or condition(10) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive(11) have a place in relation to something else(12) assume a reclining position
Adjective(1) characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy(2) not of or from a profession
(1) She was trying to get the lay of the land, not to get herself laid.(2) As they say, there is safety in numbers, so if you're in an unfamiliar place, stay with a group, at least until you know the lay of the land.(3) For a lay person, inhaled medicines are often linked to smoking or opium inhalation and is, therefore, perceived as addictive.(4) These host plants are where the female butterfly will eventually lay her eggs.(5) The government will then lay an order before Parliament before they become effective from November.(6) Each one was adept at their trade; they knew the lay of their respective lands.(7) on his lips there died the cheery lay(8) Which is pretty much the way to evaluate the current lay of the land in Ukraine.(9) When this bill was brought in, it had the same number of lay people and professionals.(10) And Bip and Bop they knew the lay of the land.(11) I just did not think that where we were in the lay of the land that water was going to collect here.(12) If only consultative, the lay voice will remain mostly window dressing for clerical decision makers.(13) Newspapers are an important source of information about the results of medical research, both for lay people and health professionals.(14) The recently released handbook is intended to help even the lay public grasp the medicinal properties of herbs.(15) Many of its adherents promoted the individualism and lay preaching that Edwards so deplored.(16) Look for opportunities to form teams in communicating with pastors and lay people.