Synonyms for laid out

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAID OUT

I notice a person 'most always does that's got laid out in an argument.

They headed in the direction the trapper had laid out for them.

"They're laid out along the fence, waitin' fer ye," he warned them.

He had laid out a fortune for what the three thieves were stealing from him.

He had, therefore, laid out a different plan of conduct for himself.

Jim came downstairs, arrayed in the suit which Hephzy had laid out for him.

I've laid out some dry things for you on the bed and some of Joshua's, too.

Herman drew water in the bathroom and laid out snowy towels.

I know the sum you've laid out already, in working this thing.

The latter is laid out in a semicircle, and is crowned by cupolas and minarets.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English lecgan "to place on the ground (or other surface)," also "put down (often by striking)," from Proto-Germanic *lagjanan (cf. Old Saxon leggian, Old Norse leggja, Old Frisian ledza, Middle Dutch legghan, Dutch leggen, Old High German lecken, German legen, Gothic lagjan "to lay, put, place"), causative of lie (v.2). As a noun, from 1550s, "act of laying." Meaning "way in which something is laid" (e.g. lay of the land) first recorded 1819.

Meaning "have sex with" first recorded 1934, in U.S. slang, probably from sense of "deposit" (which was in Old English, as in lay an egg, lay a bet, etc.), perhaps reinforced by to lie with, a phrase frequently met in the Bible. The noun meaning "woman available for sexual intercourse" is attested from 1930, but there are suggestions of it in stage puns from as far back as 1767. To lay for (someone) "await a chance at revenge" is from late 15c.; lay low "stay inconspicuous" is from 1839. To lay (someone) low preserves the secondary Old English sense.

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