from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of lay1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of lay.
- adj. Marked with parallel lines, as if ribbed, from wires in the mould.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- of lay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Put or set down; thrown down; prostrate.
- Pressed down; pressed.
- In embroidery, stitched upon a ground. Gold and silver thread, and silk cords, are frequently treated in this way.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. set down according to a plan:
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In myriad ways, his term laid bare deep and significant problems with our systems of government and politics.
Martin laid down the letter and worked a problem in mental arithmetic, finding the product of fifteen cents times sixty thousand to be nine thousand dollars.
Griffin laid out his architecture in the Planetary Society report in summer of 2004, over a year before the law passed.
In a speech yesterday, President Barack Obama once again laid out how he plans to address this problem:
The struggle of the country's trapped miners has once again laid bare the human costs of such "progress."
Seth Godin laid out an interesting corporate evolution process today:
"Sometimes, getting laid is more important than killing orc kings."
Even Robert A. Heinlein never noticed the urge to get laid is greater than the drive to blast off into the ether.
McCain laid out specific actions he would take against Iran, but not say how he would achieve them.
Sen. McCain laid out a bold vision of what he intends to accomplish during his first term in a new web ad.
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