Laid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |leɪd|  American pronunciation of the word laid
Brit.  |leɪd|  British pronunciation of the word laid
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto lay
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto lay


- set down according to a plan (syn: set)
a carefully laid table with places set for four people
stones laid in a pattern

Extra examples

While the company laid off some employees, others had hopes of keeping their jobs.

He laid a gentle hand on her shoulder.

She laid the baby in his crib for a nap.

They laid him in his grave.

The egg will hatch about 10 days after it is laid.

She laid the book aside.

A surprising number of people were laid off at the factory.

...was laid in rest in God's acre, with a comforting view of the river he loved so much...

...they had collectively laid the groundwork for a new kind of art...

...a nodule on the leaf indicated that a worm had laid eggs there...

All nonessential personnel had to be laid off.

The President laid a wreath of flowers on the hero's grave.

It wasn't a deep laid plot.

They laid the boards flat.

She laid her sewing aside when the telephone rang.

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