Definition of Lay in

1. Verb. Keep or lay aside for future use. "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"

Exact synonyms: Hive Away, Put In, Salt Away, Stack Away, Stash Away, Store
Specialized synonyms: Bin, Computerise, Computerize, Victual, Accumulate, Amass, Collect, Compile, Hoard, Pile Up, Roll Up, Hive
Generic synonyms: Hold On, Keep
Derivative terms: Storage, Store

Definition of Lay in

1. Verb. To lay by, to save ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lay In

lay bare
lay bare one's soul
lay brother
lay by
lay claim
lay day
lay days
lay down
lay down one's flag
lay down the law
lay down the marker
lay eyes on
lay figure
lay hands on
lay hold of
lay in (current term)
lay into
lay it on thick
lay low
lay of the land
lay off
lay on
lay on the line
lay one's cards on the table
lay open
lay out
lay over
lay person
lay preacher
lay preachers

Literary usage of Lay in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"He is often extravagant, but rarely dull or flat ; his greatest fault lay in an excessive pseudo- psychological ingenuity, which was a snare to all these ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Now, if the egg-problem were stated in this way, " If a hen and a half lay an egg and a half in thirty-six hours, how many eggs will six hens lay in seven ..."

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