Definitions For Lay


  • A narrative poem of popular origin
  • A narrative song with a recurrent refrain


  • Put into a certain place or abstract location
  • Put in a horizontal position
  • Lay eggs
  • Prepare or position for action or operation
  • Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
  • Not trained in a certain profession : not having a lot of knowledge about a certain thing
  • Belonging to a religion but not officially a priest, minister, etc.


  • Not of or from a profession
  • Characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

Is Lays a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Lay is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Lay in a Sentence

  • Lay the fabric carefully on the table.
  • He laid a gentle hand on her shoulder.
  • She laid the baby in his crib for a nap.
  • A science magazine written for the lay public

Synonyms for Lay

Antonyms for Lays

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