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lade (LAYD) (verb)
To place on or to load for shipment: The sailors lade the heavy cargo of bricks at the bottom of the freighter for ballast.
laid (LAYD) (verb)
1. Placed or deposited: The hen laid her eggs in a straw-lined nest.

The workers laid the train tracks in the mountains.

2. Having made bets or gambled: At the racetrack, Ryan laid his wager on the red horse with the white blaze on its forehead.
3. To have placed a duty or burden on an individual: After the explosion, the blame was laid on the contractors for their poor installation.
4. Prepared or made ready: Dennis laid a fire in the fireplace to warm up the room.
5. To present information for review and judgment: Keith laid the facts before the judge during the trial.

The stevedores lade the heavy crates onto the ship. They laid them on the deck and then they laid bets among themselves to see if the crates would slide around.

If they fell off the ship, the responsibility for the mishap would be laid on management which had not laid secure plans for the voyage.

(Greek: crossed, laid crosswise)
Word Entries at Get Words: “laid
lay, lays, laid, laying (verb forms)
1. To put something down, often carefully, in a horizontal or flat position: "She laid the files on his desk."

"Please, carefully lay the fabric on the table."

2. To place someone or something in a position of rest: "The mother wanted to lay the baby down for a nap."
3. To bury someone or something in the ground: "They laid him in the family plot at the cemetery."
4. To arrange, to place, or to spread something on, over, or along a surface: "They are laying the carpet in the living room today."

"They said that they would lay the foundation for the new house today."

5. To beat or to strike something down with force: "The wheat was laid flat by the tronado winds."
6. To prepare a table for a meal by setting out the required items: "The waiter was about to lay the table for lunch."
7. To impose something; such as, a burden, duty, or penalty: "The government will lay a tariff on imported products."
8. To impute or to attribute something: "He laid the blame on his wife."
9. To use something to bring about a desired outcome: "The professor laid emphasis on the fact that the students must study if they want to excel."
10. To devise, organize, or prepare something: "He was about to lay a trap."
11. To produce or to deposit eggs: "The hens have been laying eggs today."

Conjugation Forms for the Indicative Mood of the Verb to lay

  • Present Tense, Singular (s) and Plural (pl):
    I lay (s), We lay (pl)
    You lay (s), You lay (pl)
    He, She, It lays (s); They lay (pl)

  • Past Tense, Singular (s) and Plural (pl):
    I laid (s), We laid (pl)
    You laid (s), You laid (pl)
    He, She, It laid (s), They laid (pl)

  • Future Tense, Singular (s) and Plural (pl):
    I shall lay (s), We shall lay (pl)
    You will lay (s), You will lay (pl)
    He, She, It will lay (s); They will lay (pl)

  • Present Perfect Tense, Singular (s) and Plural (pl):
    I have laid (s), We have laid (pl)
    You have laid (s), You have laid (pl)
    He, She, It has laid (s), They have laid (pl)

  • Past Perfect Tense, Singular (s) and Plural (pl):
    I had laid (s), We had laid (pl)
    You had laid (s), You had laid (pl)
    He, She, It had laid (s), They had laid (pl)

  • Future Perfect Tense, Singular (s) and Plural (pl):
    I will have laid (s), We will have laid (pl)
    You will have laid (s), You will have laid (pl)
    He, She, It will have laid (s), They will have laid (pl)