Sinhala Dictionary definitions for lay

lay 🔊 /lejˈ/

lay : නැති කරනවා

lay : සංසිඳුවනවා

lay : අගාරික

lay : පනවනවා

lay : ගිහි

lay : යොදනවා

lay : තැන්පත් කරනවා

lay : කාව්‍යය

lay : නෝනා

lay : දමනවා

lay : තබනවා

lay : ලෑම

lay : ගීතය

lay : දිගා කරනවා

lay : දඟය

lay : නියම කරනවා

lay : ලනවා

lay : හොවනවා

lay : ගෘහස්ථ

lay : අතුරනවා

lay definition


  1. of Lie, to recline.
  2. of Lie


  1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.
  2. Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
  3. Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease.
  4. A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.
  5. A melody; any musical utterance.


  1. The laity; the common people.
  2. A meadow. See Lea.
  3. Faith; creed; religious profession.
  4. A law.
  5. An obligation; a vow.
  6. That which lies or is laid or is conceived of as having been laid or placed in its position; a row; a stratum; a layer; as, a lay of stone or wood.

Transitive verb.

  1. To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.
  2. To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.
  3. To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.
  4. To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.
  5. To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.
  6. To cause to lie dead or dying.
  7. To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.
  8. To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.
  9. To apply; to put.
  10. To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.
  11. To impute; to charge; to allege.
  12. To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.
  13. To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.
  14. To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.
  15. To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.
  16. To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.
  17. To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
  18. To place (new type) properly in the cases.
  19. A wager.
  20. A job, price, or profit.
  21. A share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; as, when a man ships for a whaling voyage, he agrees for a certain lay.
  22. A measure of yarn; a leAdjective. See 1st Lea (a).
  23. The lathe of a loom. See Lathe, 3.
  24. A plan; a scheme.

Intransitive verb.

  1. To produce and deposit eggs.
  2. To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft.
  3. To lay a wager; to bet.