from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of lay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who, or that which, lays.
- n. The act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch.
- n. The first coat on laths of plasterer's two-coat work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who or that which lays; the act of depositing or dropping, as eggs: said of birds, etc.
- n. The number of eggs laid, as by a flock of hens in one day or other period.
- n. In rope-making, the twisting of three or more yarns together to form a strand, or of three strands to form a rope.
- n. In plaster-work, the first coat on lathing of two-coat work, the surface of which is usually roughed by sweeping it with a broom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the production of eggs (especially in birds)
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One of the examples I like to share with people in order to make the connection between that which we're doing in Iraq today and laying -- what I call laying the foundation of peace, is my relationship with Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan.
Because it's morning time, because it's early and the humidity has gone up, and the temperatures have gone down, the fire is doing what they call laying down a little bit.
Too many doctors do what we call laying crepe, laying crepe around the coffin to protect themselves so the family won't be disappointed when they lose.
The message was a key move in laying the groundwork for the president's trip to Ghana, where he will head later in the day.
I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves, that says government has no role in laying the foundation for our common prosperity.
I stop laughing, however, when I speak to customer relations to begin laying groundwork for the trouble that surely will come in a few months when my warranty expires and I'm stuck with a problematic 'puter.
The author did a fantastic job in laying the story out from beginning to end, great characterization, etc
The old-timer had been very serious in laying down the law that no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below.
New York will begin laying off nearly 900 state workers beginning next month, Gov.
"It is my hope that we can take advantage of these gestures as a way to begin laying a foundation of goodwill and confidence-building in the future," Webb said in a statement.