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

2 senses of lay

Sense 1
ballad, lay -- (a narrative song with a recurrent refrain)
       => song, vocal -- (a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs")

Sense 2
ballad, lay -- (a narrative poem of popular origin)
       => poem, verse form -- (a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines)

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")

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

7 senses of lie

Sense 1
lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 2
lie -- (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf")

Sense 3
dwell, consist, lie, lie in -- (originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 4
lie -- (be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
lie -- (tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29")
       => misinform, mislead -- (give false or misleading information to)

Sense 6
lie, rest -- (have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 7
lie down, lie -- (assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better")
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Antonyms of verb lay
                                                                         

Antonyms of verb lie

1 of 7 senses of lie

Sense 2
lie -- (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf")
       Antonym of stand (Sense 1)
      => stand, stand up -- (be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!")
       Antonym of sit (Sense 1)
      => sit, sit down -- (be seated)

Antonyms of adj lay

2 senses of lay

Sense 1
laic, lay, secular -- (characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry")

INDIRECT (VIA profane) -> sacred -- (concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music")

Sense 2
lay -- (not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease")

INDIRECT (VIA nonprofessional) -> professional -- (engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her professional career after the Olympics"; "professional theater"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes")

Similarity of adj lay

2 senses of lay

Sense 1
laic, lay, secular -- (characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry")
       => profane (vs. sacred), secular -- (not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment")

Sense 2
lay -- (not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease")
       => nonprofessional (vs. professional) -- (not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain; "the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues"; "nonprofessional actors")

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