Definition of Laying

1. Noun. The production of eggs (especially in birds).

Exact synonyms: Egg Laying
Generic synonyms: Birth, Birthing, Giving Birth, Parturition

Definition of Laying

1. n. The act of one who, or that which, lays.

Definition of Laying

1. Verb. (present participle of lay) ¹

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Definition of Laying

1. lay [v] - See also: lay

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laying

layers of cerebellar cortex
layers of cerebral cortex
layers of retina
layers of skin
laying (current term)
laying bare
laying claim
laying down
laying off
laying on
laying on of hands
laying open
laying out
laying over
laying siege
laying up
laying waste

Literary usage of Laying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"... Per cent. of flock Not laying 40.6 laying 59.4 Difference December Not laying 38.0 laying 62.0 Difference January Not laying 42.5 laying 57.5 Difference ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1908)
"See Cities—Planning and laying out. Civic federation. See National civic federation. Civic Improvement. See Municipal Improvement. Civics. ..."

3. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1851)
"Yeas and nays on— appropriations, for certain fortifications (HR 459) on laying on the table - - 330 for certain fortifications ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"That March is the normal time of laying for this species and at the Maryland station on the Potomac whence these specimens came is shown by the fact that 39 ..."

5. South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton (1920)
"... CHAPTER XV laying THE DEPOTS MACKINTOSH'S account of the depot-laying journeys undertaken by his parties in the summer of 1915-16 unfortunately is not ..."

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