a jointed model of the human body, usually of wood, from which artists work in the absence of a living model.
a similar figure used in shops to display costumes.
a person of no importance, individuality, distinction, etc.; nonentity.
an artist’s jointed dummy, used in place of a live model, esp for studying effects of drapery
a person considered to be subservient or unimportant
- Lay for someone
verb phrase To watch for one’s chance to take revenge; vigilantly stalk: I’d lay for him in town some night (1494+)
- Lay hold of
Grasp, seize on, as in He clutched at branches, shrubs, anything he could lay hold of to break his fall. [ First half of 1500s ] Also see: get hold of
[ley] /leɪ/ verb (used with object), laid, laying. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low. 3. to put […]
noun 1. Theology. a rite in which the cleric’s hands are placed on the head of a person being confirmed, ordained, or the like. 2. (in divine healing) the placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured. noun 1. (in Christian ordination, confirmation, faith healing, etc) the act of laying […]