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     1. adj. (of words, equipment, etc.) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
           It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
     2. adj. (biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
     3. v. (transitive, US) To cause to become obsolete.
           This software component has been obsoleted.
           We are in the process of obsoleting this product.
     1. v. To place down in a position of rest, or in a horizontal position.
           to lay a book on the table;   to lay a body in the grave
           A shower of rain lays the dust.
             A corresponding intransitive version of this word is lie.
     2. v. (transitive, archaic) To cause to subside or abate.
     3. v. To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle).
     4. v. To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another.
           lay brick;  lay flooring
     5. v. To produce and deposit an egg.
     6. v. To bet (that something is or is not the case).
           I'll lay that he doesn't turn up on Monday.
     7. v. To deposit (a stake) as a wager; to stake; to risk.
     8. v. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
     9. v. (nautical) To take a position; to come or go.
           to lay forward;  to lay aloft
     10. v. (legal) To state; to allege.
           to lay the venue
     11. v. (military) To point; to aim.
           to lay a gun
     12. v. (ropemaking) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them.
           to lay a cable or rope
     13. v. (printing) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
     14. v. (printing) To place (new type) properly in the cases.
     15. v. To apply; to put.
     16. v. To impose (a burden, punishment, command, tax, etc.).
           to lay a tax on land
     17. v. To impute; to charge; to allege.
     18. v. To present or offer.
           to lay an indictment in a particular county;   to lay a scheme before one
     19. n. Arrangement or relationship; layout.
           the lay of the land
     20. n. A share of the profits in a business.
     21. n. lyrical, narrative poem written in octosyllabic couplets that often deals with tales of adventure and romance.
     22. n. The direction a rope is twisted.
           Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
     23. n. (colloquial) A casual sexual partner.
           What was I, just another lay you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?
     24. n. (colloquial) An act of sexual intercourse.
     25. n. (slang) A plan; a scheme.
     26. n. the laying of eggs.
           The hens are off the lay at present.
     27. n. A lake.
     28. adj. Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution.
     29. adj. Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them.
           They seemed more lay than clerical.
           a lay preacher; a lay brother
     30. adj. (obsolete) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
     31. v. simple past tense of lie when pertaining to position.
           The baby lay in its crib and slept silently.
     32. v. (proscribed) To be in a horizontal position; to lie (from confusion with lie).
     33. n. A ballad or sung poem; a short poem or narrative, usually intended to be sung.
     34. n. (obsolete) A meadow; a lea.
     35. n. (obsolete) A law.
     36. n. (obsolete) An obligation; a vow.
     37. v. (Judaism, transitive) To don or put on (tefillin (phylacteries)).
     38. v. (cln, en, causative verbs, irregular verbs, terms with multiple etymologies, three-letter words)
          1. v. (intransitive) To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
                The book lies on the table;  the snow lies on the roof;  he lies in his coffin
          2. v. (intransitive) To be placed or situated.
          3. v. To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
                to lie waste;  to lie fallow; to lie open;  to lie hidden;  to lie grieving;  to lie under one's displeasure;  to lie at the mercy of the waves
                The paper does not lie smooth on the wall.
          4. v. Used with in: to be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist.
          5. v. Used with with: to have sexual relations with.
                (RQ:King James Version, Genesis, 39, 7, passage=And it came to passe after these things, that his masters wife cast her eyes vpon Ioseph, and shee said, Lie with me.)
          6. v. (archaic) To lodge; to sleep.
          7. v. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
          8. v. (legal) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
          9. n. (golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
          10. n. (medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.
          11. v. (intransitive) To give false information intentionally with intent to deceive.
                When Pinocchio lies, his nose grows.
                If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.
                While a principle-based approach might claim that lying is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, lying might or might not be illegal or une
          12. v. (intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.
                Photographs often lie.
                Hips don't lie.
          13. v. (intransitive) To succeed or excel at lying; lie successfully; show one's expertise or mastery in the art of lying.
                Wow, that boy can really lie!
          14. v. (intransitive, colloquial) To be mistaken or unintentionally spread false information.
                Sorry, I haven't seen your keys anywhere...wait, I lied! They're right there on the coffee table.
          15. n. An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
                I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.
          16. n. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
          17. n. Anything that misleads or disappoints.
     1. adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
           Did you take out the trash? No, I did not.
           Not knowing any better, I went ahead.
     2. adv. To no degree
           That is not red; it's orange.
     3. conj. And not.
           I wanted a plate of shrimp, not a bucket of chicken.
           He painted the car blue and black, not solid purple.
     4. interj. (slang) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
           I really like hanging out with my little brother watching Barney... not!
           Sure, you're perfect the way you are... not!
     5. n. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
           You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.
     6. contraction. (obsolete) Contraction of ne wot, wot not; know not; knows not.
not at all
not even looking at me
     1. adj. of or relating to clerks or their work
     2. adj. of or relating to the clergy
     3. n. A member of the clergy.
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