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Part of speech: Noun

Past tense of the intransitive verb lie.

Part of speech: Verb

To put or place; spread over; cause to lie; settle; calm; bring forth and drop, as an egg; wager; deposit; set or form secretly; as, to lay a trap or plot; impose, as a burden; as, to lay a task on someone.

Part of speech: Verb

To produce eggs.

Part of speech: Adjective

Relating to the people, as distinguished from the clergy, or members of other professions; as, lay delegates to a church convention.

Part of speech: Noun

A simple song or poem.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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