Definitions of laid

  1. Past tense and past participle of lay.
  2. Pa. t. and pa. p. of LAY.
  3. Of to lay.
  4. Of LAY, v.
  5. Of Lay. Laid up, stored away; confined to one's bed; dismantled, as a ship. Laid- paper, writing paper with a ribbed surface marked by the wires on which the pulp is laid, as blue- laid, cream- laid, & c., according to colour.
  6. Of lay, which see.
  7. Did lay; to lay about, to strike or throw the arms on all sides; to lay along, to prostrate; to lay apart, to put away; to reject; to lay aside, to put off or away; to discontinue; to lay at, to endeavour to strike at; to lay away, to deposit in store; to lay aside for safe keeping; to lay bare, to make bare; to expose completely to view; to lay before, to present to view; to show; to lay by, to put carefully aside for future use; to lay damages, to express the amount in money value; to lay down, to give as a pledge or satisfaction; to resign; to relinquish; to surrender; to offer or advance; to lay heads together, to compare opinions; to deliberate; to lay hold of or on, to seize; to catch; to lay in, to store; to lay on, to strike; to apply with force; to add to, as expenses; to lay one's self down, to retire to rest; to commit to repose; to lay one's self out, to exert one's self earnestly; to lay open, to make bare; to uncover; to lay over, to spread over; to lay out, to expend; to dispose the several parts in order, as a garden; to dress in grave- clothes, as a corpse; to lay siege to, to surround with troops; to address one's self to a thing pertinaciously; to lay to, to charge upon; to impute; to check the motion of a ship, so as to cause her to become stationary, or nearly so; to lay together, to collect; to bring into one view; to lay to heart, to allow to affect greatly; to feel deeply; to lay up, to store; to put carefully aside for future use; to confine to one's bed or room; to lay upon, to wager upon; to lay wait for, to lie in ambush for; to be prepared to fall upon and attack suddenly; to lay waste, to destroy; to desolate.
  8. He told me to lie down, and I lay down; he told me to lay it down, and I laid it down, are correct expressions. He told me to lay down, he lays in his bed too long, here lays the body, are incorrect expressions. They should be- he told me to lie down; he lies in his bed too long; here lies the body.

Usage examples for laid

  1. Laid up with his knee. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  2. Laid him out without a kick, bang through the skull. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  3. Laid before the Council, Aug 2, 1618. ... – The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 by J. E. Heeres
  4. Laid them beneath the juniper- tree, Kywitt, kywitt, what a beautiful bird am I! – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  5. Laid mostly in California. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  6. Laid off a town, then, has he? – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  7. Laid out, as they are, according to the laws of geometrical symmetry, it seemed to Patty that grace and beauty were sacrificed to squares and straight lines. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  8. Laid it there and pressed his shoulder ever so little. – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  9. Laid by the heels at last! – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. Laid course for Dartmouth with wind ahead. – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  11. Laid down to do the same old things over and over again. – More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme by Ada M. Marzials
  12. Laid before the Proprietors. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  13. Laid under an aged oak, he was bleeding fast to death; his head was bare and his locks were gray, but scarcely yet with years. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. Laid over at Drakeville, it being Sunday, remained all day. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  15. Laid one on another these logs formed the four sides of the cabin. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  16. Laid hands on the timber lots about the Day Spring, which is sending up very low- grade, ore. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  17. Laid up with the Indian gold chain, thy wedding gift, dear sir. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge