Definition of "lay"
To place down in a position of rest, or in a horizontal position.
To cause to subside or abate.
To leave something somewhere.
To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle).
To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another.
To produce and deposit an egg.
Simple past of lie when pertaining to position.
Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution.
Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them.