Laid means "set down." If you built a brick wall, and then when it's done your neighbor complains that the wall crosses onto his property, tell him, "too late! The brick has already been laid."


of Lay.

Adjective S.
set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"

imp. & p. p.
of Lay.

imp. & p. p.
of Lay


Laid , imp. & p. p. of Lay. Laid paper, paper marked with parallel lines or water marks, as if ribbed, from parallel wires in the mold. It is called blue laid, cream laid, etc., according to its color.

of Lay.


Usage Examples

Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it's not yours anymore. It's laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated.

I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

I knew that by getting behind the wheel of the car and having had something to drink, the responsibility laid on my shoulders.

However, even during the preparations for action, we laid our plans in such a manner that should there be progress through diplomatic negotiation, we would be well prepared to cancel operations at the latest moment that communication technology would have permitted.

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.

Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known anyone laid off, they definitely know someone who has lost his home.

As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.

I believe that whether you love your job or hate your job, get laid off or are just in-between jobs, you deserve health care that can never be taken away.

I am a firm believer that God has already ordered the things that have taken place in my life...and I'm just learning to follow the path he's laid before me.

As we continue to fight the War on Terror, it is imperative that we protect America's fallen heroes by ensuring that they are treated with respect, while being laid to rest.

I think Bach is equally a romantic composer because he laid the seeds harmonically for people like Chopin and the great Romantics, Brahms, so it's difficult to you know all this like labelling and putting - I think Bach is attractive to musicians because he supersedes the labels.

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.


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