Lay in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is lay a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lay is a Scrabble US word. The word lay is worth 6 points in Scrabble:


Is lay a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lay is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:


Is lay a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word lay is a Words With Friends word. The word lay is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):


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Valid words made from Lay

You can make 5 words from 'lay' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'lay'

LAY 6 

2 letters words from 'lay'

AL 2AY 5
LA 2YA 5

All 3 letters words made out of lay

lay aly lya yla ayl yal

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lay. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lay.

Definitions and meaning of lay



  • ballad, lay (a narrative song with a recurrent refrain)
  • ballad, lay (a narrative poem of popular origin)


  • put, set, place, pose, position, lay (put into a certain place or abstract location) "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
  • lay, put down, repose (put in a horizontal position) "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
  • lay (prepare or position for action or operation) "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
  • lay (lay eggs) "This hen doesn't lay"
  • lay (impose as a duty, burden, or punishment) "lay a responsibility on someone"
  • lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)
  • lie (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position) "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
  • dwell, consist, lie, lie in (originate (in)) "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  • lie (be and remain in a particular state or condition) "lie dormant"
  • lie (tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive) "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
  • lie, rest (have a place in relation to something else) "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
  • lie down, lie (assume a reclining position) "lie down on the bed until you feel better"


  • laic, lay, secular (characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy) "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
  • lay (not of or from a profession) "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"

(Source: WordNet, Princeton University. 2010.)