laid

laid

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Verb

laid

  1. simple past tense and past participle of lay

Derived terms

  • get laid
  • laid rope

Adjective

laid (not comparable)

  1. (of paper) Marked with parallel lines, as if ribbed, from wires in the mould.

Derived terms

  • creamlaid

Translations

Anagrams

  • Dail, Dali, Dial, dali, dial, dial.

Estonian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *laidō. Compare Old Norse leið. Cognate to Finnish laita.

Noun

laid (genitive laia, partitive laida)

  1. width (of cloth)
  2. Plank on the side of a boat.
  3. Side of a boat.
  4. board, starboard

Declension

Etymology 2

Possibly from Proto-Baltic *slaid-. Compare Lithuanian šlaitas (hillside). Cognate to Finnish laito. Alternatively from Proto-Germanic *laidō.

Noun

laid (genitive laiu, partitive laidu)

  1. islet, holm

Declension


French

Etymology

From Middle French laid (hideous, ugly), from Old French laid, leid (unpleasant, horrible, odious), from Vulgar Latin *laitus (unpleasant, ugly), from Frankish *laith (unpleasant, obstinate, odious), from Proto-Germanic *laiþaz (sorrowful, unpleasant), from Proto-Indo-European *leyt- (unpleasant). Akin to Old High German leid (unpleasant, odious) (German leid (unfortunate), Leid (grief)), Old Norse leiþr (odious), Old English lāþ (unpleasant, odious). More at loath.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛ/
  • Homophones: lai, laie, lait

Adjective

laid (feminine singular laide, masculine plural laids, feminine plural laides)

  1. Physically ugly.
  2. Morally corrupt.

Further reading

  • “laid” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle French

Etymology

Old French lait (feminine laide).

Adjective

laid m (feminine singular laide, masculine plural laids, feminine plural laides)

  1. ugly
    • 1546, Philippe de Commine, Cronique et histoire faicte et composee par feu messire Philippe de Commines ... Contenant les choses advenues durant le regne du Roy Loys unziesme, & Charles huictiesme son filz, tant en France, Bourgongne, Flandres, Arthois, Angleterre, & Italie, que Espaigne & lieux circonuoysins, page 43
      Le Roy de Castille estoit laid, et ses habillemens desplaisans aux François, qui s'en moquerent.
      The king of Castille was ugly, and his clothing unpleasant to the French, who made fun of it.
Descendants
  • French: laid

Norman

Etymology

From Old French laid, leid (unpleasant, horrible, odious), from Proto-Germanic *laiþaz (sorrowful, unpleasant), from Proto-Indo-European *leyt- (unpleasant).

Pronunciation

Adjective

laid m

  1. (Jersey) ugly

Derived terms

  • laid coumme lé péché du Dînmanche (ugly as sin, literally ugly as a Sunday sin)
  • laidi (become ugly, turn ugly)
  • s'laidi (get ugly, turn ugly)
  • laiduthe, laideune (ugly character, good-for-nothing)

Welsh

Noun

laid

  1. Soft mutation of llaid.

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