Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lay

5 senses of lay

Sense 1
put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> lay out#1

Sense 2
lay, put down, repose -- (put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")
          Phrasal Verb-> lay over#2; lay away#1; lay aside#1

Sense 3
lay -- (prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan")
       => organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate -- (arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office")

Sense 4
lay -- (lay eggs; "This hen doesn't lay")
       => lay, put down, repose -- (put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed")

Sense 5
lay -- (impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone")
       => levy, impose -- (impose and collect; "levy a fine")

Antonyms of adj laid

1 sense of laid

Sense 1
laid, set -- (set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern")

INDIRECT (VIA arranged) -> disarranged -- (having the arrangement disturbed; not in order; "her disarranged hair")

Similarity of adj laid

1 sense of laid

Sense 1
laid, set -- (set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern")
       => arranged (vs. disarranged), ordered -- (disposed or placed in a particular kind of order; "the carefully arranged chessmen"; "haphazardly arranged interlobular septa"; "comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace")

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