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.

Antonyms for laid


Quotes of laid

  1. We can never fully repay the debt of our proud nation to those who have laid down their lives for our country. The best we can do is honor their memory, ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain, and help provide for their families. – Susan Collins
  2. Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights, in theory, had their tasks laid out; but there were still some changes that came along for them. – Linda M. Godwin
  3. I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for days with a fever that just wouldn't go away. After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu! – Daryl Hall
  4. The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell. – Zora Neale Hurston
  5. If notwithstanding, a Rebellion of the same Kind now afflicts this Country, we should not infer that this Institution is useless, or should be laid aside; but just the Reverse. – Charles Inglis
  6. I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it. – Andrew Jackson
  7. I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike. – Mary Harris Jones
  8. I did though at least expect him to correct the false statements he made when he was trying to protect the Presidency. Instead, he talked about it as though I had laid it all out there for the taking. I was the buffet and he just couldn't resist the dessert. – Monica Lewinsky
  9. I don't think I've ever laid out a batch of songs that pick myself apart the way that these do. – Richard Marx
  10. I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed. – Maria Monk
  11. Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness. – Conor Oberst
  12. We remember the heroes who ran into the burning buildings to rescue those trapped inside, and the dauntless passengers on Flight 93 who laid down their lives to save others, including almost certainly those of us in the U. S. Capitol. – Todd Tiahrt
  13. The public treasure has been duly applied to the uses to which it was appropriated by Parliament, and regular accounts have been annually laid before Parliament, of every article of expense. – Robert Walpole
  14. Don't order one for the road, because the road is already laid out. – Flip Wilson

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

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