What does layman mean?

Definitions for laymanˈleɪ mən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word layman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. layman, layperson, secular(noun)

    someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person


  1. layman(Noun)

    layperson, someone who is not an ordained cleric or member of the clergy

  2. layman(Noun)

    by analogy, someone who is not a professional in a given field

  3. layman(Noun)

    a common person

  4. layman(Noun)

    a person who is untrained or lacks knowledge of a subject

  5. layman(Noun)

    a generally ignorant person

  6. layman(Noun)

    lay-sister or lay-brother, person received into a convent of monks, following the vows, but not being member of the order

Webster Dictionary

  1. Layman(noun)

    one of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some particular profession, in distinction from those who do

  2. Layman(noun)

    a lay figure. See under Lay, n. (above)

  3. Origin: [Lay, adj. + man.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of layman in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of layman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

    The best book on programming for the layman is Alice in Wonderland but that's because it's the best book on anything for layman.

  2. George Filenko:

    In layman’s terms, the weapon could have been fired by Lt. Gliniewicz or he could have been in close proximity of the weapon being fired.

  3. Uta Hagan:

    More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.

  4. Colin Hanks:

    There's much bigger issues here and we wanted to be able to discuss those and explain it in a way that any layman could understand, that it could be entertaining but also informative.

  5. Janice Chou:

    You get clear feedback in layman's terms and insight into the nutritional value of what you're eating. The information you receive from MyFitnessPal is great— they present your caloric breakdown in an easy-to-understand pie chart— but you don't always understand what it all means.

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