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1. [n] a narrative poem of popular origin
2. [n] a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
3. [v] put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
4. [v] put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
5. [v] lay eggs; "This hen doesn''t lay"
6. [v] prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
7. [v] impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone"
8. [s] not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"
9. [s] concerning those not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"; "the choir sings both sacred and secular music"
1. [a] nonprofessional
2. [a] profane
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