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lay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lay

  1. 1 a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect the minstrel strummed a cheerful lay on his lute Synonyms of 1lay air, lay, song, strain, tune, warbleWords Related to 1lay descant (also discant); cadence, measure, meter, rhythm; ballad, ditty, hymn, lyric, madrigal

  2. 2 a short musical composition for the human voice often with instrumental accompaniment she sang a short lay in dedication to her husband Synonyms of 1lay ballad, ditty, jingle, lay, lyric, vocalWords Related to 1lay anthem, cantata, canticle, carol, chorale, hymn, noel, psalm, spiritual; dirge, lament, requiem, threnody; hallelujah, paean; aria, art song, barcarole (or barcarolle), blues, chanson, chant, chantey (or chanty or shanty), chorus, croon, descant (also discant), folk song, glee, lullaby, madrigal, motet, part-song, pop, rocker, round, roundelay, serenade, standard; drinking song, fight song; torch song; cover, medley, remix


lay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lay

  1. the activity by which one regularly makes a living my main lay is as a general contractor, but I do side work as a carpenter Synonyms of 2lay calling, employment, game, lay, line, profession, trade, vocation, workWords Related to 2lay call, lifework; business, enterprise, field, livelihood, living, métier (also metier), racket [slang]; assignment, engagement, gig, mission; art, craft, handcraft, handicraft; appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation; duty, function, job, load, task, workloadNear Antonyms of 2lay avocation, hobby, pursuit


lay

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lay

  1. 1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position just lay the book over there on the table for now Synonyms of lay depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, place, position, put, set, set up, situate, stickWords Related to lay move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set downNear Antonyms of lay relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  2. 2 to cause to come to rest at the bottom (as of a liquid) the rain was just hard enough to lay the dust in the air Synonyms of lay settle, sedimentWords Related to lay filter, screen, sieve, sift, strain; clarify, clear; resettleNear Antonyms of lay agitate, disturb, mix, stirAntonyms of lay raise

  3. 3 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty state officials tried to lay a tax on merchandise sold over the Internet Synonyms of lay assess, charge, exact, fine, impose, levy, putWords Related to lay dock, excise, mulct, penalize, tax; extort, shake down, wrest, wring; bleed, fleece, gouge, milk, skin, squeeze; coerce, compel, force; inflict, wreak; set; reapply, reimpose, relayNear Antonyms of lay abate, diminish, lessen; forgive, release; condone, disregard, excuse, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, pardonAntonyms of lay remit

  4. 4 to make ready in advance she's laying plans for the charity auction months ahead of time Synonyms of lay fit, fix, groom, prepare, prep, readyWords Related to lay brace, fortify, gird, steel; batten, gather, gear up, mount; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, train, tutor; boot (up), prime; arrange, set, spread; arm, equip, forearm, furnish, outfit, provide, supply; incline, predispose; draft, draw up, frame; warm (up)

  5. 5 to put a layer of on a surface the mason laid mortar over the first row of bricks before starting the second Synonyms of lay apply, spread, lay onWords Related to lay anoint, bedaub, besmear, dab, daub, plaster, slather, smear; blanket, carpet, coat, cover, layer, mantle, overlay, overlie, overspread, sheet, surfaceNear Antonyms of lay bare, expose, peel, strip, uncover

  6. 6 to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event I'll lay five dollars that you can't do it Synonyms of lay gamble, go, bet, play, put, stake, wagerWords Related to lay bid, offer; adventure, chance, hazard, speculate, venture; endanger, imperil, jeopardize

  7. 7 to explain (something) as being the result of something else an electrical fire that was laid to faulty wiring Synonyms of lay accredit, ascribe, attribute, chalk up, impute, credit, put downWords Related to lay blame, charge, father (on), impute (to), pin (on); assign, refer; associate, attach, connect, link

  8. 8 to place (a dead body) in the earth, a tomb, or the sea lay the corpse to rest Synonyms of lay entomb, hearse, inhume, inter, bury, put away, tombWords Related to lay immure, inurn; enshrine; conceal, cover, ensconce, hide; obscure, shade, shield; cloak, curtain, enshroud, shroud; rebury, reinter; coffinNear Antonyms of lay burn, cremate; bare, disclose, discover, display, exhibit, expose, reveal, show; uncoffinAntonyms of lay disinter, exhume, unearth



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