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n ru Arrangement or relationship; layout.
the lay of the land
n ru A share of the profits in a business.
n ru A lyrical, narrative poem written in octosyllabic couplets that often deals with tales of adventure and romance.
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n ru The direction a rope is twisted.
Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
n ru A casual sexual partner.
What was I, just another lay you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?
n ru An act of sexual intercourse.
n ru A plan; a scheme.
n ru (uncountable) the laying of eggs.
The hens are off the lay at present.
n ru A layer.
v ru To place down in a position of rest, or in a horizontal position.
A shower of rain lays the dust.
to lay a book on the table;   to lay a body in the grave
v ru To cause to subside or abate.
v ru To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle).
v ru To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another.
lay brick;  lay flooring
v ru To produce and deposit an egg.
Did dinosaurs lay their eggs in a nest?
the hen laid an egg
v ru To bet (that something is or is not the case).
I'll lay that he doesn't turn up on Monday.
v ru To deposit (a stake) as a wager; to stake; to risk.
v ru To have sex with.
v ru To take a position; to come or go.
to lay forward;  to lay aloft
v ru To state; to allege.
to lay the venue
v ru To point; to aim.
to lay a gun
v ru (ropemaking) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them.
to lay a cable or rope
v ru To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
v ru To place (new type) properly in the cases.
v ru To apply; to put.
v ru To impose (a burden, punishment, command, tax, etc.).
to lay a tax on land
v ru To impute; to charge; to allege.
v ru To present or offer.
to lay an indictment in a particular county;   to lay a scheme before one
n ru A lake.
adj ru Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them.
They seemed more lay than clerical.
a lay preacher; a lay brother
adj ru Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution.
adj ru Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
v ru To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
The book lies on the table;  the snow lies on the roof;  he lies in his coffin
v ru To be placed or situated.
v ru To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
The paper does not lie smooth on the wall.
to lie waste; to lie fallow; to lie open; to lie hidden; to lie grieving; to lie under one's displeasure; to lie at the mercy of the waves
v ru Used with in: to be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist.
v ru Used with with: to have sexual relations with.
v ru Used with on/upon: to be incumbent (on); to be the responsibility of a person.
v ru To lodge; to sleep.
v ru To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
v ru To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
n ru A ballad or sung poem; a short poem or narrative, usually intended to be sung.
1805 The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Sir Walter Scott.
n ru A meadow; a lea.
n ru A law.
n ru An obligation; a vow.
v ru To don or put on (tefillin (phylacteries)).

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