What is the meaning of laid?


  • Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    • usage: "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
  • Put in a horizontal position.
    • usage: "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
  • Prepare or position for action or operation.
    • usage: "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
  • Lay eggs.
    • usage: "This hen doesn't lay"
  • Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment.
    • usage: "lay a responsibility on someone"


  • (adj.) ().
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APAWordNet. (2010). laid. Retrieved May 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/laid/definitions/1177276
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "laid" http://smartdefine.org/laid/definitions/1177276 (accessed May 26, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, laid, Smart Define, viewed 26 May, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/laid/definitions/1177276>.
MLAWordNet. "laid" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/laid/definitions/1177276>
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