not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry" Synonyms: laic, secular,
put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point" Synonyms: put, set, place, pose, position,
put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed" Synonyms: put down, repose,
lay eggs; "This hen doesn''t lay"
prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone"
a narrative poem of popular origin Synonyms: ballad,
a narrative song with a recurrent refrain Synonyms: ballad,