1. A narrative song with a recurrent refrain (synset 107063753)
  2. A narrative poem of popular origin (synset 106389921)
  1. Characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy (synset 302064630)
    "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
  2. Not of or from a profession (synset 301875925)
    "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
  1. Put into a certain place or abstract location (synset 201496967)
    "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
  2. Put in a horizontal position (synset 201547474)
    "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
  3. Prepare or position for action or operation (synset 201655514)
    "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
  4. Lay eggs (synset 201547861)
    "This hen doesn't lay"
  5. Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment (synset 202312241)
    "lay a responsibility on someone"

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