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lay claim to to declare one's right to or ownership of.
lay day any of several days allowed for loading or unloading a ship without extra charge.
layer a thickness of something that is spread over a surface. [5 definitions]
layer cake a cake made in two or more layers that are separated by icing, preserves, or the like.
layette a complete outfit of clothes and personal care items for a newborn infant.
lay eyes on to get a view of; see.
lay figure a jointed, usu. wooden model of the human body, used by artists as a substitute for a live model.
layman a person who is a member of a religious congregation but not of the clergy. [2 definitions]
layoff the dismissal or temporary suspension of employees. [2 definitions]
lay off to cease employing (someone).
lay of the land the existing circumstances or state of affairs.
layout an arrangement, design, or plan as shown either by laying its components out in a drawing or model, or by the structure itself on its actual site. [4 definitions]
lay out to spread or arrange for viewing or consideration. [2 definitions]
layover a temporary halt or break in a journey; stopover.
layperson a person who is a member of a religious congregation but not of the clergy. [2 definitions]
lay (something) to rest to end or resolve a matter. [2 definitions]
lay waste to destroy; devastate.
laywoman a woman who is a member of a religious congregation but not of the clergy. [2 definitions]
lazaretto a hospital specializing in the treatment of those with contagious diseases, esp. leprosy. [2 definitions]
Lazarus according to the New Testament, a man who was raised from the dead by Jesus Christ. [2 definitions]
laze to pass time idly; loaf (often fol. by away).