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A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
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Meaning of "lay on" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAY ON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAY ON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lay on is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lay on in English.

WHAT DOES LAY ON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of lay on in the English dictionary

The definition of lay on in the dictionary is to provide or supply. Other definition of lay on is to install.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LAY ON

PRESENT

Present
I lay on
you lay on
he/she/it lays on
we lay on
you lay on
they lay on
Present continuous
I am laying on
you are laying on
he/she/it is laying on
we are laying on
you are laying on
they are laying on
Present perfect
I have laid on
you have laid on
he/she/it has laid on
we have laid on
you have laid on
they have laid on
Present perfect continuous
I have been laying on
you have been laying on
he/she/it has been laying on
we have been laying on
you have been laying on
they have been laying on
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I laid on
you laid on
he/she/it laid on
we laid on
you laid on
they laid on
Past continuous
I was laying on
you were laying on
he/she/it was laying on
we were laying on
you were laying on
they were laying on
Past perfect
I had laid on
you had laid on
he/she/it had laid on
we had laid on
you had laid on
they had laid on
Past perfect continuous
I had been laying on
you had been laying on
he/she/it had been laying on
we had been laying on
you had been laying on
they had been laying on
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lay on
you will lay on
he/she/it will lay on
we will lay on
you will lay on
they will lay on
Future continuous
I will be laying on
you will be laying on
he/she/it will be laying on
we will be laying on
you will be laying on
they will be laying on
Future perfect
I will have laid on
you will have laid on
he/she/it will have laid on
we will have laid on
you will have laid on
they will have laid on
Future perfect continuous
I will have been laying on
you will have been laying on
he/she/it will have been laying on
we will have been laying on
you will have been laying on
they will have been laying on
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lay on
you would lay on
he/she/it would lay on
we would lay on
you would lay on
they would lay on
Conditional continuous
I would be laying on
you would be laying on
he/she/it would be laying on
we would be laying on
you would be laying on
they would be laying on
Conditional perfect
I would have lay on
you would have lay on
he/she/it would have lay on
we would have lay on
you would have lay on
they would have lay on
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been laying on
you would have been laying on
he/she/it would have been laying on
we would have been laying on
you would have been laying on
they would have been laying on
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lay on
we let´s lay on
you lay on
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lay on
Past participle
laid on
Present Participle
laying on
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAY ON

lay down the law
lay figure
lay hands on
lay hold of
lay in
lay into
lay it on
lay it on thick
lay low
lay off
lay on the line
lay one´s finger on
lay oneself open
lay open
lay out
lay over
lay people
lay person
lay preacher
lay reader

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAY ON

a shoulder to cry on
be dirty on
carry on
do the dirty on
go easy on
have a derry on
have pity on
heavy on
play on
put money on
try on

Synonyms and antonyms of lay on in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lay on» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAY ON

Find out the translation of lay on to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lay on from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lay on» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

躺在
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner en
570 millions of speakers

English

lay on
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर रखना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وضع على
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лежал на
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar em
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপরে রাখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poser sur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berbaring
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auftragen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

上に置く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 누워
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lay ing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nằm trên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடுகின்றன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

च्या वर पहुडणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

laici su
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

leżał na
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лежав на
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pune pe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θέσει σε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lê op
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lägga på
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lå på
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lay on

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAY ON»

The term «lay on» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.262 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAY ON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lay on

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10 QUOTES WITH «LAY ON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lay on.
1
Tyson Chandler
I'm tall with broad shoulders. And my waist is small. I'm into fashion, so I like the way clothes lay on me. I'm pretty much a normal person's size, just stretched out.
2
Bobby Clarke
If I hadn't learned to lay on a two-hander once in a while, I'd never have left Flin Flon.
3
Danny DeVito
I lay on the ground, but then I can't reach - I don't want to take my foot out of the tub - but I've got to call somebody because I've got to get a band-aid or something to stop the bleeding.
4
Roger Ebert
There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth.
5
Lyndsy Fonseca
Pilates is my favorite meditative way to get in shape. I don't like the gym and I don't like running, so I just lay on my Pilates reformer. It's great.
6
Michael J. Fox
If you have doubts about someone, lay on a couple of jokes. If he doesn't find anything funny, your radar should be screaming. Then I would say be patient with people who are negative, because they're really having a hard time.
7
Bill Kreutzmann
I've gone through guys who want to lay on their backs and play like they're full of themselves. You know, I don't care about posing. I mean look at me, do I care about posing?
8
Joe E. Lewis
A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
9
Abbey Lincoln
I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist because my therapist is in my paint brushes.
10
Peng Liyuan
There is a saying, 'Eyes are the windows to the soul.' It means, mostly, people can see through someone else by eye contact in seven seconds. I have a habit that if I meet someone I don't know, I'd like to look at her or his eyes on purpose. When my eyes lay on them, I can immediately see their true color.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAY ON»

Discover the use of lay on in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lay on and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Real Men Don't Lay on the Couch All Day
If you start a conversation about your man saying, "I know he doesn't work but." Yeah he sells drugs but." And my personal favorite, "He promised not to hit me again." This book will show you how to recognize what kind of man you have.
Dwight Walker, Jr., 2007
2
Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The ...
The book's finale is a ten-minute writing lesson from which everyone, from rank amateur to seasoned pro, can benefit. These and dozens of other features make this book pure pleasure for language buffs, writers, and teachers.
Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis, 2007
3
Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The ...
The authors of The Write Way take a practical, offbeat, and lighthearted look at some of the most common errors of English grammar and usage. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis, 2001
4
Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The ...
Takes a practical and lighthearted look at some of the most common errors of English grammar and usage
Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis, 1999
5
How to Lay on the Altar Without Wiggling: Principles for ...
"How to Lay on the Altar Without Wiggling" contains inspirational, instructive, liberating principles and insights into the mind of God and moving of the Holy Spirit within human lives.
Dorothy Womack, 2003
6
An abridgment of Ainsworth's dictionary: English and Latin : ...
To lay on, Importo. 1 Lay what burden you will on me, Quidvis one- rix impone. a To lay one's ear to any one*s mouth, Admovêre aiirem on alicujus. To lay one's self at any person's feet, Pedí bus alicujus ad vol vi, vel pro- volvi. To lay, or sprtad ...
Robert Ainsworth, Thomas Morell, John Carey, 1837
7
The Debates of the House of Clerical and Lay Delegates in ...
... when it has been the invariable practica to print the sermons at the opening of the Convention. The President — As the motion to lay on the table the resolution to print, has not been withdrawn, there can be no debate to lay on the table.
Episcopal Church. General Convention. House of Clerical and Lay Delegates, 1868
8
An English and Welsh Dictionary, Wherein, Not Only the ...
To lay on, Gosod (dodi, rhoddi, rhoi, bwrw) ar ; arddodl. 1 To lay on blows thick and three-fold, Dyrnodio yn f&n (yn faith) ac yn ami, rhoi ami ddyrn- odiau i un. To lay one's se{fat any person's feet, Bwrw (taflu ) ci him with draed un. To lay an ...
John Walters, Hannah Walters, 1828
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Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the ...
To Lay. -o. n. 1. To bring eggs. — Hens will greedily eat the herb which will make them lay the better. Mortimer. %. To contrive; to form a scheme. — Which mov'd the king, By all the aptest means could be procur'd, To lay to draw him in by any ...
‎1816
10
Medieval and Renaissance Treatises on the Arts of Painting: ...
Then, if you wish to makelily-green, mix orpiment with indigo; shade it with black; lay on the lights with orpiment. Shade dragon's blood with black ; lay the lights on with white lead. Also mix dragon's blood with orpiment ; shade with dragon's ...
Mary P. Merrifield, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAY ON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lay on is used in the context of the following news items.
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Russian Scientists Discover Mummified Child in Northern Siberia …
Copper plates — covering the child's face, chest, stomach and hips — lay on top of the fur and were bound together by leather cord, the ... «The Moscow Times, Jul 15»
2
Taxi Commission ambushes UberX driver inside Melbourne courtroom
Mr Brenner refused to take the charge sheet, which then lay on the courtroom floor until the matter was adjourned some time later. «The Age, Jul 15»
3
Mercer carted off field in Pirates' sweeping loss against Brewers, 6-1
MILWAUKEE — As Jordy Mercer lay on the ground, Neil Walker bent to pick up Mercer's sunglasses. Jung Ho Kang reached down to check on ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Mercer injury dampens Pirates' fortunes in sweep by Brewers …
The Pirates shortstop lay on his back in pain, clutching his left leg. While the Pirates became the first team swept by the Brewers at Miller Park ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
5
New Ice Age may begin by 2030 – Jewish Business News
... the Moscow River was covered by ice every six months, snow lay on some plains year round and Greenland was covered by glaciers” – says ... «Jewish Business News, Jul 15»
6
My cardiac surgeon grandfather saved my baby long after he …
Now, 59 years after “JC” repaired Suzanne Beattie's heart, his great-granddaughter lay on the operating table getting the same surgery that he ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
7
Mourners Make First Visit to New York's Potter's Field - The New …
But after futile efforts to trace her only child and namesake, she learned five years ago that the baby's remains lay on Hart Island — in Plot No. «New York Times, Jul 15»
8
Eyewitness to gunfire: Apprehension, fear and then chaos
The officers had me lay on the ground and searched me. An officer walked up and said, "When you hear gunshots the last thing you want to do ... «Montgomery Advertiser, Jul 15»
9
Girl riding bike struck by car in Lowell - Lowell Sun Online
At the scene, the broken bike lay on the ground at the intersection. The accord was stopped a few feet down the street with a smashed ... «Lowell Sun, Jul 15»
10
Hughson seeks community support to get defibrillators throughout …
Andrew Jolliff lay on the ground at Hughson High School, unconscious and without a heartbeat. The 17-year-old student was in the midst of ... «Modesto Bee, Jul 15»

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