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lay is a synonym of place

verb [ ley ]

lay is another word for place

Place refers to putting something down on a surface or in a container in a careful and precise way (place the book on the shelf).

Lay also refers to putting something down on a surface carefully, but most often in a horizontal position (lay the blanket on the floor).

Lay always takes an object, and can also suggest putting something down in an open or spread out position (lay the fabric out to cut), but it is not to be confused with the past tense of the verb lie (She lay down).

Place can suggest a level of ceremony, or can suggest that the thing being placed is delicate or fragile (He placed the spell book gently on the stand).

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noisy is a synonym of loud

adjective [ noi-zee ]

noisy is another word for loud

Loud is the best word to describe an intense or powerful sound, or something that makes that kind of sound (a loud bang; a loud engine).

Noisy is the best word to describe a lot of different sounds taking place simultaneously, especially in a way that is chaotic. Noisy can also describe making loud and annoying noises continually or persistently (The plumber was very noisy; a noisy environment).

✅ While loud and noisy have similar meanings and can be used synonymously, they’re a bit different. Noisy suggests discordant and chaotic sound, whereas loud suggests coherent noise at high volume (loud music; a noisy crowd).

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experiment is a synonym of test

noun [ noun ik-sper-uh-muhnt; verb ek-sper-uh-ment ]

experiment is another word for test

Test and experiment both refer to methods of seeing whether something works.

Test implies a trial happening under defined and approved conditions (The mechanic did some tests of the brakes before taking the car out).

✅ An experiment can be scientific and controlled, or not (She was known for her experiments with uranium; He ran an experiment to figure out which of his friends would call him first).

✅ A test can also be the final stage in a series of experiments, and in this context the test will be to see if the thing in question works (the final test of the new airplane) .

Test and experiment can also be used in a more everyday context: test implies something is being done as a practice run, whereas experiment implies figuring out a way to do something (test of the temperature of the water; experiments in the kitchen).

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