Lay and Place


Lay noun - The activity by which one regularly makes a living.
Usage example: my main lay is as a general contractor, but I do side work as a carpenter

Place is a synonym for lay in impose topic. In some cases you can use "Place" instead the word "Lay" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like put, bring. popular alternative

Nearby Words: laying, laid


Place verb - To arrange something in a certain spot or position.
Usage example: he carefully placed the flowers in a vase

Lay is a synonym for place in put topic. You can use "Lay" instead the word "Place" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as action, function, locate. popular alternative

Nearby Words: placed, placement, placing, placer, placet

Common collocations

soul lay soul place soul
people lay people place people
body lay body place body
hand lay hand place hand
Other words: bomb, head, cards, curse, blame, flowers, hands, times, mines, bombs, traps, bets.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Master and Commander You mean a French spy all the way back in Portsmouth when he saw Surprise put to sea, ran out across the ocean to warn the French Captain so he could lay an ambush at just the right time and place?
  • Comic Book / La Ribambelle James is a Quintessential British Gentleman, but if you lay a finger on Archibald... Booby Trap: The kids just love to lay them in their hangout place.
  • Disney / Peter Pan Exact Words: Captain Hook swears to Tinker Bell "not to lay a finger, or a hook, on Peter Pan." Hook still wants to kill him, of course, so upon learning of his hiding place, he uses a bomb instead.
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