There are 4 main translations of lay in Español

: lay1lay2lay3lay4

lay1

poner, v.

Pronunciación: /leɪ//leɪ/

verbo transitivo

  • 1

    (put, place)
    poner
    he laid his head on the pillow puso la cabeza en la almohada
    • lay him on his back ponlo / tiéndelo boca arriba
    • lay the cloth flat on the table extiende la tela sobre la mesa
    • he laid a blanket over the sleeping child cubrió al niño dormido con una manta
    • I frown and move closer to him, laying my hand gently on his shoulder.
    • I did as she told me, and she laid the boy gently on my arms.
    • Colt lays his hand gently on her shoulder in solidarity.
    • Softly and carefully she removed each jewel that kept her hair in place before laying it gently on her lap.
    • She reached out and laid a hand gently on his elbow, and her eyes were soft.
    • Sasha laid his new sister carefully in the playpen that had been erected in the corner of the living room.
    • Becca carefully laid the last pieces of her clarinet in their places and snapped the case shut.
    • Chuckling, I scooped them up in the palm of my hand and laid them gently on top of a soft pile of Green Stamps and bore them so to London town.
    • He lays a hand gently on my shoulder, stretching his arm further round my back when I do not push him away.
    • She gently laid the pills next to it and waited for her brother to answer.
    • I gently laid my hands upon her shoulders and heard her quiet tears.
    • He laid the peasant girl gently in the grass beside him and looked down at her dark eyes brimming with tears.
    • He took off his long jacket and laid it carefully across the back of the chair and took his boots and glasses off as well.
    • He gently laid the violin back into its case and locked it shut, handing it to one of the band members to put in the back for safe keeping until he was ready leave.
    • Vincent sighed laying an arm gently over my shoulder.
    • Liza smiled gently, laying her cheek against his chest.
    • The dog whined and gently laid its head into her lap.
    • He scoops up a selection of the sliced eggplant and limps over to the grill on his stovetop, where he carefully lays them to cook alongside the red and yellow peppers.
    • Cleo cradled her broken arm and gently lay it so it was supported by her lap.
    • He laid the gun gently on the stool next to her plate.
  • 2

    (arrange, put down in position)
    (bricks) poner
    (bricks) colocar
    (pipes/cable) tender
    (pipes/cable) instalar
    (carpet) poner
    (carpet) colocar
    (mines) sembrar
    they laid the floor with tiles/carpet embaldosaron/alfombraron el suelo
    • the gardens are laid to grass los jardines están cubiertos de césped
    • Overnight these streets have been laid with colored sawdust carpets.
    • With the blue carpet only laid recently and the translation booths still to be fitted out, the 13th floor has yet to be finished.
    • A lovely window seat has been built into one of the bay windows, and a pine floor has just been laid - the carpet was destroyed by our parties.
    • It's certainly better than the nanotechnology-thick carpet that was previously laid directly onto the concrete screed.
    • As stormy weather closes in, delaying passage even longer, Joan's carefully laid plans are dashed upon the rocks by an equally powerful emotional gale.
    • He hid it away carefully, thus laying the groundwork for a future evil villain to rediscover it at some later time and take over the world then.
    • This will lay the ground rules for anyone who tries to seek an exception to go whaling in the future.
    • Plans had also been laid to raise more then £1 million locally.
    • He grinned against my lips and propelled me towards his bed, but before we got there, I laid some ground rules.
    • French security sources said that advanced plans had been laid to use a stolen truck or a helicopter loaded with explosives.
    • The recent fall of snow, laid in a thick carpet, deadened any sound, adding to the tranquillity and pristine feel of the mountains.
    • My flat is progressing too, with the bulk of the decorating work likely to be finished this week, and new (cheap and cheerful) carpet to be laid on Wednesday.
    • Plans are being laid to turn the clock back 60 years across large swathes of the resort for three days in early September.
    • The ancient and largely uncomfortable seating would be replaced and the giant 2,300-seater Oval Hall redecorated and a new carpet laid.
    • This lays the ground for suggesting some means to move forward in the debate.
    • The Red Carpet was especially laid for the guests who really enjoyed their stay there.
    • The thick green carpet that was laid down looked almost like real, lush grass.
    • The drums scatter while a trembling, funky bass-riff lays the ground work for the string section to lead.
    • In addition the ventilation system is being improved, seats have been re-covered and new carpets are being laid.
  • 3

    (prepare)
    (fire) preparar
    (trap/ambush) tender
    (plans) hacer
    to lay the table for dinner poner la mesa para la cena
    • And stupidity, sheer stupidity, meant that they did not see the trap that they had laid for themselves.
    • Every one of the 400 bedrooms had a coal fire, laid by the staff each day.
    • Those involved in the ambush said a trap had been laid, and that the area was marked with defensive earth berms and firing positions.
    • She had some sort of trap laid and she was preparing to spring it on him.
    • There was still many hours of daylight left, plenty of time to lay out the trap in his mind.
    • The girl closed the door, lit lamps and a fire that was already laid, then shuttered the only window of the one room cottage, as if wanting privacy.
    • He likes his sport but is only too aware how it can lay dangerous and unseen traps.
    • He laid a ‘glue trap’ by the hole at the back of my kitchen cupboard.
    • The rooms were bigger than The Laughing God's, but no fires had been laid, there were no hot baths, and meals cost two coppers apiece.
    • A pest-control company has told me there is no evidence of any activity in the attic, though traps and poison were laid.
    • There was no off-switch, and the seemingly clean-cut, anti-drugs pop star fell into every artfully concealed trap that fame laid for him.
    • Last weekend, I laid down traps to catch the rats.
    • At suitable sites, mist nets are strung up, and traps laid that harmlessly snare the birds as they come down to roost or rest.
    • The only light came from the fire that had been laid so the room would be a comfortable temperature for me.
    • They also easily become prey to traps that are indiscriminately laid.
    • Hunter returned to his place by Missy's side in front of the glowing embers of the dying fire laid in the black iron stove.
    • We zoom in for a brief moment to show the array of spike traps the police have laid in place to disable the car.
    • A fire has been laid for us in the parlour and I am certain we have much to discuss.
    • But she wasn't ready to accept him yet, it could be an elaborate trap laid by one of the Four.
    • By now, the immediate surroundings were quiet, most of the troops had mustered at the south side of camp in preparation to spring the trap that had been laid.
    • They have fallen into the trap the publishers laid down nearly 300 years ago.
    • In the ensuing panic, it appears other hostages had inadvertently set off booby traps laid in the theatre by the rebels.
    • I hastily finished laying the fire before going down below the stairs to the kitchen.
    • A trap should only be laid if it is part of the overall strategic plan.
    • The crowd was focusing its attention on an old woman who sat next to a fire laid on the stone floor of the classroom.
    • It makes bureaucratic booby traps, laid down by government civil servants at their final destination, cruel indeed.
    • The course covers the laws about poisons, and the dangers to wildlife, and practical exercises in laying and baiting a trap.
    • But the trap has usually been laid for the opponent, supported by a strong defense and kicking game.
  • 4

    (present, put forward)
    to lay a complaint against sb formular / presentar una queja contra algn
    • to lay a case before sb exponer un caso ante algn
  • 5

    (cause to settle)
    to lay a rumor (to rest) acallar un rumor
  • 6

    (cause to be)
    one blow laid him flat on his back de un golpe quedó tendido de espaldas en el suelo
    • the blow laid his head open el golpe le partió la cabeza
    • her statements laid her open to criticism sus declaraciones la dejaron expuesta a críticas
    • it laid her under an obligation la puso en un compromiso
    • to lay sb low
    • the punch laid him low el golpe lo dejó fuera de combate / lo tumbó
    • he was laid low by the flu estuvo postrado con la gripa
  • 7

    Zoología
    to lay eggs poner huevos
    • A mother bird lays her eggs and protects them as they grow.
    • They were overjoyed as the mother bird laid eggs.
    • Female flies lay eggs every two or three days, 300 eggs each time, which means the number of flies will rocket if not controlled.
    • The female beetle lays eggs only where she knows aphids are present.
    • However, some insects selfishly lay their own eggs in empty cells rather than taking care of the queen's eggs.
    • In the middle of it all, this bird laid an egg but abandoned it and continued to mate.
    • Female turtles begin laying their eggs at age 50 and then come back to lay them every six years for another 50 years.
    • Being reptiles, the crocodilians lay eggs, but they are not abandoned by mother croc.
    • The initial report said that the beaches of both islands are places where sea turtles lay their eggs.
    • Most adult female sea turtles will lay several hundred eggs during a nesting season.
    • At night on the beaches, giant turtles would lay their eggs.
    • These host plants are where the female butterfly will eventually lay her eggs.
    • The moth lays eggs, and the larvae leave silvery trails as they damage the foliage.
    • In fact most perching birds lay eggs that are mostly white except for a ring of reddish spots around the blunt end.
    • The adult female louse lays eggs, which hatch after seven days, in sacs adjacent to the scalp.
    • When a bee lays its eggs, it also provides a packet of pollen and nectar - like an energy gel for a long bike ride - for its offspring.
    • On another day, we all rushed to the headman's home after hearing that a chicken had laid a strange egg.
    • A female butterfly lays an egg that looks like a miniature pearl, or a squashed golf ball, or a whiskey barrel.
    • For example, turtles lay their eggs within hours in beach sand and then leave them.
    • The female wasp lays her eggs inside the developing medfly egg.
  • 8

    (wager/bet) hacer
    (money) apostar
    I'll lay you $10 on it te apuesto 10 dólares (a) que es así
    • I'll lay (that) he doesn't come back te apuesto (a) que no vuelve
    • The money was duly laid down, so Lucas whipped off his kit and plunged in.
    • Something funny is going on here… I'd lay all my money on a bet that it was the Emperor who sent that spell to kill me.
    • But despite taking $25,000 bets before, she will be content with laying a more modest wager.
  • 9formal

    (locate)
    (scene) situar
  • 10argot

    (to have sex with)
    tirarse a argot
    follarse a España vulgar slang
    coger México Río de la Plata vulgar slang
    he/she wants to get laid quiere echarse un polvo argot

verbo intransitivo

  • 1

    (hen) poner huevos
  • 2uso criticado

    lie

nombre

argot

  • 1

    he's/she's a good lay es muy bueno/buena en la cama coloquial

There are 4 main translations of lay in Español

: lay1lay2lay3lay4

lay2

laico, adj.

Pronunciación: /leɪ//leɪ/

adjetivo

  • 1

    Religión
    (secular)
    (education/organization) laico
    • Even if we don't serve as lay ministers or volunteers, there is one thing we can do: pray!
    • But a special effort will be required if lay preaching is to bear fruit.
    • In the colonies the lay vestry emerged to help with the management of church resources and property.
    • Part of the answer, in short, is found in the array of lay ministries that are integral to most thriving parishes.
    • Look for opportunities to form teams in communicating with pastors and lay people.
    • Eventually, the pope had the lay people boycott married priests and not attend Masses celebrated by them.
    • So, baptism establishes the lay status of a believer by ordaining that person into the lay order.
    • A knife to his belly had brought him to the Bowery Mission, where he continues as a lay preacher.
    • It's nice to think we might stay to help reclaim the house, but how is an ordinary lay Catholic to do that?
    • All of these academic settings are educating the church's future lay ministers.
    • This book is intended primarily for lay study groups in Episcopal parishes and Lutheran congregations.
    • Therefore, if a bishop chooses to close a particular parish instead of bringing in a lay minister, he is free to do so.
    • Modern scholarship has done much to rescue the pastoral reputation and moral seriousness of the clergy and their lay supporters at all levels.
    • Another characteristic of those days is that salaries for lay workers and pastors were low.
    • And how does it bear on the roles, lay or clerical, of women in the church?
    • In my opinion the church needs lay advisory boards with some teeth.
    • If only consultative, the lay voice will remain mostly window dressing for clerical decision makers.
    • She was training to be a lay preacher, but knew that wasn't where she wanted to be, and wasn't sure where she was going.
    • During this time Bethel has been well supported by ministers from the South Wales area, some of them retired, and by lay preachers from the locality.
    • Many of its adherents promoted the individualism and lay preaching that Edwards so deplored.
  • 2

    (not expert)
    the lay reader el lector lego / profano en la materia

There are 4 main translations of lay in Español

: lay1lay2lay3lay4

lay3

lay, n.

Pronunciación: /leɪ//leɪ/

nombre

  • 1

    (poem)
    lay masculino arcaico
    trova femenino
    • James Macpherson based his Ossianic pieces on these lays.
    • We come to the lay's treatment of the third type: the woman, as represented by the wife.
    • Their roster of dazzling images is annually expanded by increments, as happened with bardic lays after the fall of Troy.
    • In no other of Marie's lays is the roster of personages so heavily weighted toward a single gender.
    • The company in the royal or noble hall provided the audience for a literature which mirrored the age: heroic lays recited by professional bards.
    • The first of the lays appeared in Blackwood's Magazine in Apr. 1843, and the volume was published in 1849.
  • 2

    (song, melody)
    balada femenino
    land

There are 4 main translations of lay in Español

: lay1lay2lay3lay4

lay4

Pronunciación: /leɪ//leɪ/