noun, Anglican Church.
a layperson authorized by a bishop to conduct certain parts of a service.
(Church of England) a person licensed by a bishop to conduct religious services other than the Eucharist
(RC Church) a layman chosen from among the congregation to read the epistle at Mass and sometimes other prayers
- Lay rubber
verb phrase To accelerate rapidly and speed in a car, so as to leave black tire marks on the road (1940s+ Teenagers)
[lahy-sahn] /ˈlaɪ sɑn/ noun 1. an islet of Hawaii, in the Leeward Islands, NW of Niihau.
/ˈleɪˌʃɑːft/ noun 1. an auxiliary shaft in a gearbox, running parallel to the main shaft, to and from which drive is transferred to enable varying ratios to be obtained
- Lay someone low
Overcome someone, as in He laid him low with one good punch, or The flu laid us low for two weeks. [ 1300s ] Also see: lie low