put down, especially gently or carefully.
she laid the baby in his crib
put down and set in position for use.
it is advisable to have your carpet laid by a professional
used with an abstract noun so that the phrase formed has the same meaning as the verb related to the noun used, e.g., “lay the blame on” means ‘to blame’.
she laid great stress on little courtesies
(of a female bird, insect, reptile, or amphibian) produce (an egg) from inside the body.
flamingos lay only one egg
have sexual intercourse with.