laid laid  /ˈleɪd/


  1. (adj) set down according to a plan:
  2. (n) a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  3. (n) a narrative poem of popular origin
  4. (v) put into a certain place or abstract location
  5. (v) put in a horizontal position
  6. (v) prepare or position for action or operation
  7. (v) lay eggs
  8. (v) impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
  9. (adj) characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
  10. (adj) not of or from a profession


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  1. Talking about it, though, is exactly what experts say you should be doing including with your laid-off co-workers.
  2. Research suggests the stress of being laid off is not quite as bad as that of keeping your job and feeling constantly worried about losing it.
  3. Getting laid off can lead to a series of emotions not unlike mourning, and spouses feel that, too.


  1. Photos: Army Spc. Jeremias Ortiz, of Passaic, is laid to rest in Clifton

    Army Spc. Jeremias Ortiz was laid to rest at East Ridgelawn Cemetary in Clifton after a funeral ceremony in Passaic. His family and friends gathered for the services.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Reports of thousands laid off at IBM, including several at Vermont plant

    The national coordinator for the Alliance at IBM said he's combing through reports of thousands laid off from IBM plants around the country. Several of those now-jobless employees are from Vermont's Essex Junction facility. Jason L'Ecuyer, who works in the Essex Junction plant's planning department, said many of those cuts happened in the morning. He took lunch outside of his IBM office to clear ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPTZ Burlington

  3. Laid-Off Workers At Port Of Catoosa Approved For Benefits

    Laid-off workers at DMI Industries, a wind-tower plant at the Port of Catoosa, are now eligible for an assistance program.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News On 6 Tulsa

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  1. "One day people will look back at this moment in history and say 'thank God there were courageous people willing to serve' because they laid the foundation for peace for generations to come," Bush said after a roadside bomb killed four US...
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

  2. "The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering," US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: USA Today

  3. "The timetable the president has laid out still seems to be viable and does not significantly increase the risks to anybody," Gates told reporters in Jerusalem after meeting with Barak.
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

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