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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laying, egg layingnoun

    the production of eggs (especially in birds)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laying

    of Lay

  2. Layingnoun

    the act of one who, or that which, lays

  3. Layingnoun

    the act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch

  4. Layingnoun

    the first coat on laths of plasterer's two-coat work

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  1. Laying

    Laying is the skill of making equipment level. It usually involves moving equipment in small motions so that spirit levels are centralised in all planes. Movement is usually done by small worm gears or other fine setting devices for accurate small movements, together with other more coarse gears to allow large swings in motion for quick movement between different settings. Equipment that requires laying before it is can be used accurately includes: ⁕theodolites ⁕guns and howitzers in the indirect fire mode

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    Rank popularity for the word 'laying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4287

How to pronounce laying?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laying in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of laying in a Sentence

  1. Marchello Faulkner:

    I did a messed up move by laying him down because he kept saying, 'I'm fixing to die, I'm fixing to die,' he started sweating even more. His body and face started turning purple and the man lost his bowels, then his eyes go in back of his head (and) he stopped breathing.

  2. Anthony Shaffer:

    Ramadi's a bad news story, period, it's not going well. The military units we've trained in the Iraqi army are basically laying down their guns and running.

  3. Sara Gideon:

    I am considering it, i have a very important responsibility from now until November 6 to re-elect a Democratic majority( in Maine House), so I am laser-focused on that in the next four and a half weeks. However, this is something I am seriously considering and once we get past November 6 then I will be really laying out everything and making a decision.

  4. Sadie Robertson:

    I mean, I just got out of the shower one day and I was in my pajamas laying in bed and I was like kind of preaching to myself, so I posted it, next thing I know I'm on 'Good Morning America' talking about it.

  5. Jeffrey Sather:

    Being at capacity is a reality not just here in Minot but across the state, the general population doesnt realize the struggles that health systems are going through unless you or your family is one of those patients getting transferred across the state... or laying on an ER gurney rather than a hospital bed for 24 hours or more.

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