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laid down by statute (=established by law)
▪ Protection for the consumer is laid down by statute .
▪ His speech laid the groundwork for independence.
▪ The prime minister laid a wreath at the war memorial.
▪ The theatre has already laid off staff because of budget cuts.
▪ A just imam must follow the road already laid out which leads the community to happiness on earth and in the Beyond.
▪ Enough death and suffering already laid blood-guilt on her over the old guilts from home.
▪ Supply landing operation already laid on to last detail with Mid.
▪ Was it because the boundaries were already laid out when the Roman road was built?
▪ A baby girl emerges into the world with the pattern for her future possible children already laid within her body.
▪ She was the last down to the dining room, where the first course, a cold soup, was already laid.
▪ It was already laid with a cloth, presumably for dinner.
▪ Nails laid back and made himself comfortable.
▪ He was laid back and came from California and was always working on a tan.
▪ The people are beautiful and strikingly laid back.
▪ Bubba has the broader face, is a hair heavier and more laid back than his brother.
▪ Reek of paraffin oil and creosote Swabbing my lungs doctored me back Laid on a sack in the great-beamed engine-shed.
▪ He will tell you that his style is very laid back.
▪ Previously it had laid back its ears and moved away when she approached.
▪ It was a sleepy place, as laid back as a flying field could be.
▪ Its roads still follow the paths laid down for - or by - oxcarts in the tenth century.
▪ Army reforms progressed along lines previously laid down by Herrera when he had been Minister of War in 1833 and 1834.
▪ A Committee was elected and the basic aims of the Group laid down.
▪ The law laid down qualifications for Congressmen and electoral procedures to be followed.
▪ The path here can be very wet, but planks have been laid down over the worst parts.
▪ Their purpose is to activate local debate but on terms laid down by the dominant ideology.
▪ As such our duties are clearly laid down in the Criminal Code.
▪ Together they laid down strict rules to keep the vital traffic moving.
▪ But the news brings little cheer for the 770 Alma workers laid off by the receivers.
▪ Your nurse has probably been laid off.
▪ New union contracts guarantee that hourly employees will receive most of their pay even if laid off.
▪ Adams was laid off his job at Pac Bell last August.
▪ Then, towards Christmas, the work dwindled and he was laid off.
▪ Some newly minted salesmen and saleswomen have been laid off from other jobs.
▪ As for the Million Mom March, this month the organization laid off 30 of its 35 employees.
▪ The disenchantment affects all workers, even before they are ever laid off.
▪ The race could have been laid on especially for that horse you rode before.
▪ He says that everything has been laid on tonight, no expense spared.
▪ There will be more ships and aircraft laid on to move them.
▪ If all this were laid on with a trowel, the reader's patience would quickly wear thin.
▪ Something of an extravaganza had been laid on, of course.
▪ A lavish welcome had been laid on by Mr Smith - not just a teddy bear but also a Rolls Royce.
▪ A free coach was laid on by the Sun bringing fans from London.
▪ The place is striking and beautifully laid out.
▪ Its 77 buildings containing 430 apartments are laid out in drab-looking rows along busy Van Nuys Boulevard.
▪ The towns were generally laid out on the northern side of the tracks.
▪ I am going to start the school of public testimony laid out like a court.
▪ Four years ago a couple began work on a garden to be laid out on the site of an old country house.
▪ If there is any theoretical base for the study it should be developed and laid out in this section.
▪ The T9000 memory is laid out as a dual ported memory and is therefore accessible for measurements by the T805.
▪ Tenderly she laid it on the bed.
▪ Quarry tiles are usually laid in a mortar bed, although you can use thick-bed tile adhesive instead.
▪ He just laid down across the bed with his clothes on and died.
▪ She took her coat off and laid it on the bed.
▪ The paving is laid on a bed of mortar 3 parts sand to 1 part cement.
▪ I took off my jacket, laid it on the bed, walked to the bucket, and retched.
▪ The inquest laid no blame, and no one has ever been charged in connection with the case.
▪ Against the far wall, shielded from the worst of the rain, were five bodies neatly laid out.
▪ We laid his body in a cabin near my own.
▪ A baby girl emerges into the world with the pattern for her future possible children already laid within her body.
▪ They come in a range of colours and textures, and can be laid just like bricks.
▪ In the dark hours before dawn we crept up on our objectives and laid charges.
▪ It laid to rest the charges of unreliability and less-than-advertised performance that have long dogged the Pentagon.
▪ Plainly this confusion can not be laid at the door of the petitioner.
▪ There's no end to the ailments which are now being laid at the door of stress.
▪ Blame for this fiasco is being laid at the door of everyone from teachers to examiners.
▪ He also wasted large amounts of time, energy and authority battling the scandals that were constantly laid at his door.
▪ Already they'd built their nests; even would have laid eggs, said Stan.
▪ The next time up the stalk, Jack stole a hen that laid golden eggs.
▪ A few species laid eggs beneath mounds of rotten vegetation that warmed as it decayed.
▪ The Big Ten laid a Big Egg, with all five of its teams bowing out.
▪ They are laid as eggs in river tributaries all over the northern hemisphere.
▪ On his way out, Jack stole the goose that laid the golden eggs.
▪ In his own colorful expression, he had laid a monstrous egg.
▪ The other three cocoons also had been parasitized by a wasp that must have laid her eggs into the caterpillar.
▪ The Court of Appeal in finding against merchantability laid emphasis upon the reasonableness of the degree of fitness to be expected.
▪ The Housing manual of 1944 laid primary emphasis on the provision of three-bedroom, two-storey houses.
▪ The Labour government laid its emphasis upon local authority housing rather than on private building for sale.
▪ Olson's early work laid particular emphasis on individual behaviour and motivation.
▪ The new rules laid greater emphasis on economic factors such as professional qualifications and work skills.
▪ They laid little emphasis on the message of the prophets.
▪ They laid great emphasis on the value of a high level of participation by members of the lesbian and gay communities.
▪ Bills completed by 1980 laid special emphasis on recycling and energy conversion.
▪ Its big rival,, also laid off 240 employees last month in a bid to streamline operations.
▪ Karsten Manufacturing laid off 125 employees last year, with another 100 leaving on their own.
▪ Atari recently sent a shiver through the industry when it laid off 1700 employees.
▪ Our cities laid off thousands of employees.
▪ Breakfast was laid on the floor at the near end of the room.
▪ To examine the work, viewers must decide whether to tread on a flag laid neatly on the floor before it.
▪ She laid it on the floor of the car.
▪ They laid them on the floor and they walked over them until they broke their ribs.
▪ Seeing Saad laid out on the floor, dumb and silent.
▪ She said it was quite old, painted perhaps 150 years ago, and she laid it on the floor.
▪ I laid it on the floor and I was hit in the back.
▪ We cut small branches between us and these are laid on the floor of the tent.
▪ Mr Gladstone laid the foundation stone.
▪ This theory also laid the foundation for the modern revolution in our understanding of the deepest parts of the earth.
▪ His wisdom and strategic vision laid the solid foundations on which we will continue to build.
▪ For Buckle, this laid the foundations for a thoroughgoing science of history, and others shared his belief.
▪ Progress in primary schools has laid the foundations for the drive to raise standards in secondary schools, announced last month.
▪ This group of mentors had laid the foundation for deep-earth studies.
▪ He laid the foundation stone of the new greenhouse and later gave 150 guineas for its repair.
▪ While incomplete, the steps that were taken laid the foundation for Workplace 2000.
▪ Bursting with enthusiasm, Lady Amory laid a new rose garden on the terrace in front of the house.
▪ Industrious Buddhist monks laid out gardens everywhere full of abstract patterns that preceded Picasso by centuries.
▪ A picturesque spot with well laid out gardens and leisure centre.
▪ Their eggs are also laid on moist ground and the males crouch beside them on guard.
▪ The cases were laid on the ground.
▪ Again Diana insisted it was laid on the ground.
▪ If laid on the ground, a year's production would stretch 130 times round the world.
▪ Take off the cover and a single skilfully laid out, screened ground plane, printed circuit board is revealed.
▪ One of my officials chairs the experts committee that laid the groundwork for this achievement.
▪ A political debacle laid the groundwork for progress.
▪ Even when he laid his hand on him gently, he did not uncover his face.
▪ Some one laid a hand on me.
▪ He touched his shoulder, then laid his hand on his head.
▪ But she laid a hand on his arm.
▪ When he laid his hand against the old man's waxen cheek it was already cold.
▪ You hem me in, behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
▪ One in jeans and blouse laid a hand on Ann's arm.
▪ He laid a hand upon her arm.
▪ She laid her head on her arm.
▪ The thought came to him as he laid his head on the pillow.
▪ Amazingly Amy laid her head on Meg's shoulder and her hands on the thickened waist.
▪ He laid his head on the blanket and closed his eyes, which gave up two meaningless tears.
▪ And she put her arms round his neck and laid her head on his shoulder, quite happy.
▪ Even the dead Have laid their heads Where they're not.
▪ He laid his head back against his stack of pillows.
▪ Most flooring can be laid anywhere in the house but there are some obvious choices for certain rooms.
▪ The Votes and Proceedings record daily items laid before the House.
▪ What we do not want is lessons laid down by law.
▪ MacFarland said I would do well in his class and laid down the law about doing well in the others.
▪ The make-up of some of the most influential quangos is laid down in law, and would require more legislation to change.
▪ They made a move for the piano, but we laid down the law and soon redirected their energy to sightseeing.
▪ True, the police do at times breach the rules laid down by the law.
▪ But Chevenement has created a body which is better equipped to achieve the objectives laid down in the law.
▪ To obtain this private statute it is necessary for the local authority to promote a Bill in Parliament laid down by Parliament.
▪ The Committee can consider only a fraction of the instruments laid before Parliament.
▪ An annual report will be presented to the Lord Chancellor and will be laid before Parliament.
▪ At the time of the meeting publication of draft orders to be laid before parliament were awaited.
▪ At least a bill of rights would provide standards - laid down by parliament - against which our judiciary would have to operate.
▪ The other Regulations should be laid before Parliament soon, subject to Ministerial approval.
▪ Regulations to this effect have been laid before Parliament.
▪ Whether or not the meeting was part of that carefully laid plan, none could have said.
▪ Undaunted, Galvin laid out a ten-year plan to make Motorola the leader in the industry.
▪ Next day Jack pondered the mystery of the unexplained footsteps and laid plans to catch the intruder.
▪ We therefore laid our plans and moved out in good order over a long period of time.
▪ Employee Attitudes to Relocation A lack of knowledge about employees' willingness to move can disrupt the most carefully laid relocation plans.
▪ She had - laid her plans carefully, it seems.
▪ We then laid plans for the next voyage.
▪ So, faced with his reluctance and the size of the settlement, the islanders laid battle plans.
▪ In August a UN/EC conference in London laid out principles for peace.
▪ But she laid out several principles that would appear to rule out control of Conrail by either railroad.
▪ Stirling may have laid down the principles, but it was Lewes who had trained the men to put them into practice.
▪ Look at the decision of the Exchequer Chamber how we may, it laid down a new principle.
▪ Or rather, they laid down specific principles that were to be more or less taken for granted by subsequent positivists.
▪ Of course they did not produce an abstract treatise on Freedom, in which they laid out principles of action in deductive orderliness.
▪ However, these rules and formally laid down procedures tell only part of the story.
▪ It is the sort of knowledge that may be laid down in rules and can be learned from books.
▪ Parliament has even laid down some rules for controlling the meetings of local authorities.
▪ Other market proxies have laid down rules for pricing according to marginal cost.
▪ Together they laid down strict rules to keep the vital traffic moving.
▪ For certain classes of property the Government has laid down rules about the level of standard charge.
▪ The revised law laid down strict rules on the issuing of permits for demonstrations and forbade government and party officials from participating.
▪ Octavia Hill laid down strict rules for her tenants including prompt payment of rent on pain of eviction.
▪ Scathach dragged the stiff body back into the trees and laid it on its side.
▪ Between the main beams, lengths of steel decking are laid side by side, each hooking into its neighbor.
▪ Thoughtfully, Rostov laid it to one side.
▪ They both took off their socks and laid them side by side over the brass rail at the front of the stove.
▪ We have often supplied rocks or slate, only to find the eggs laid on the side of the tank.
▪ Bottles should be laid on their sides with the wine keeping the cork moist.
▪ In addition to the statutory requirements, the form and content of an audit report is governed by requirements laid down in auditing standards.
▪ Guidelines have been laid, standards are set, and precedents have been established.
▪ In addition, all regional buyers inspect and approve all raw material stores personally to ensure they achieve our laid down standards.
▪ Mr Gladstone laid the foundation stone.
▪ Mr Knospe laid the foundation stone and drank his share of champagne at a party in his honor.
▪ Together he and Eleanor laid foundation stones for the monastery of St Augustine in Limoges in 1171.
▪ He laid the foundation stone of the new greenhouse and later gave 150 guineas for its repair.
▪ Again he laid the final stone, knowing there was no more to be won or lost.
▪ Two thousand sick and injured soldiers were laid like paving stones in four miles of corridors.
▪ In fact, I laid the foundation stone on his behalf on 29 March 1996.
▪ She said that her interview had laid stress on personal circumstances rather than experience and qualifications.
▪ In the matter of ultimate aesthetic evaluation it laid stress on the intuitive response of the general public.
▪ He would also exhort his children to read it, and laid great stress upon the utility of information.
▪ Historically, she has laid much greater stress than her continental neighbours on sophisticated external examinations at the end of compulsory schooling.
▪ He laid upon the table a drawstring purse of soft leather, that chinked faintly as it shifted and settled.
▪ All these notions are laid on the table and dissected one-by-one with razor sharp perception and humor.
▪ He spoke weightily - the words deliberately produced and, as it were, laid on the table.
▪ Champagne, fruit, cake, plates and knife - laid them on table.
▪ The platters were laid ready on the table, and we took our places.
▪ White lacquer-sprayed branches circled the room, laid with 10 circular tables.
▪ She got a salad, already prepared, out of the refrigerator and laid it on the table.
▪ Folding the poem, I laid it on the table.
▪ The open tramroad is laid in light-railway track, known as bullhead, which is mounted on chairs and sleepers.
▪ It was laid entirely with interlaced track.
▪ A very wise provision, under which practically the whole South Metropolitan system was laid with double track.
▪ In recent months the car industry has laid off thousands of workers and put many more on short time.
▪ Sales of the directory always increased after the company laid off workers, he said.
▪ They have laid off thousands of workers and have stopped paying local water and heating bills.
▪ Nucor had not laid off a single worker or closed a single plant in fifteen years.
▪ The ambitious young company laid off workers, scaled back projects and went to government regulators seeking financial relief.
▪ Revenue has fallen for four years, profits have collapsed and the company laid off 600 workers in November.
▪ Keith Gault, whose father Samuel was killed, laid the wreath on behalf of the eight bereaved families.
▪ Clinton laid a wreath of red and white roses before a majestic memorial at Piskaryevskoye Cemetery.
▪ Charles, who laid wreaths in Hong Kong yesterday, played polo on her birthday in July.
▪ Voice over Ex-petty officer, Sid Hall laid a wreath to remember lost colleagues.
be laid up (with sth)
▪ All was safely gathered in and Mr and Mrs Squirrel Nutkin's hoard was laid up for winter's sustenance.
▪ How much land must you commit to arable rotation, and how much must be laid up for hay or silage?
▪ I don't know how long I shall be laid up with this wretched ankle.
▪ In those days all the cutters were laid up on the trot piles in the river Hamble during the winter months.
▪ It was, and Venturous was laid up at Buckie for nearly ten months while new Cummins engines were fitted.
▪ Large numbers of nuclear-powered submarines are laid up at a harbour near Murmansk.
▪ She had never got used to the hours since John had been made redundant when all the ships were laid up.
▪ The barges, designed to be sailed by one man and a boy, could be laid up in a few days.
get laid
▪ Some guys are just looking to get laid.
▪ A: Yes, San Francisco was the place you came to get laid.
▪ And, of course, the sexiest man iii the world is never gon na get laid.
▪ Guys who want to get laid.
▪ I can get laid any day of the week right here at home.
▪ I had eight hours to get laid.
▪ If you can't get loved, get laid.
▪ Marxism can be a way to get rich or get laid.
▪ They came to read Dante, drink wine, sit in the sun and get laid.
new-made/new-formed/new-laid etc
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Laid \Laid\, imp. & p. p. of Lay.

Laid paper, paper marked with parallel lines or water marks, as if ribbed, from parallel wires in the mold. It is called blue laid, cream laid, etc., according to its color.


Lay \Lay\ (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Laid (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Laying.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See Lie to be prostrate.]

  1. To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.

    A stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den.
    --Dan. vi. 17.

    Soft on the flowery herb I found me laid.

  2. To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.

  3. To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.

  4. To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.

  5. To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.

    After a tempest when the winds are laid.

  6. To cause to lie dead or dying.

    Brave C[ae]neus laid Ortygius on the plain, The victor C[ae]neus was by Turnus slain.

  7. To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.

    I dare lay mine honor He will remain so.

  8. To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.

  9. To apply; to put.

    She layeth her hands to the spindle.
    --Prov. xxxi. 19.

  10. To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.

    The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    --Is. liii. 6.

  11. To impute; to charge; to allege.

    God layeth not folly to them.
    --Job xxiv.

  12. Lay the fault on us.

    12. To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.

  13. To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.

  14. (Law) To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.

  15. (Mil.) To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.

  16. (Rope Making) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.

  17. (Print.)

    1. To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.

    2. To place (new type) properly in the cases. To lay asleep, to put sleep; to make unobservant or careless. --Bacon. To lay bare, to make bare; to strip. And laid those proud roofs bare to summer's rain. --Byron. To lay before, to present to; to submit for consideration; as, the papers are laid before Congress. To lay by.

      1. To save.

      2. To discard. Let brave spirits . . . not be laid by. --Bacon. To lay by the heels, to put in the stocks. --Shak. To lay down.

        1. To stake as a wager.

        2. To yield; to relinquish; to surrender; as, to lay down one's life; to lay down one's arms.

    3. To assert or advance, as a proposition or principle. To lay forth.

      1. To extend at length; (reflexively) to exert one's self; to expatiate. [Obs.]

      2. To lay out (as a corpse). [Obs.] --Shak. To lay hands on, to seize. To lay hands on one's self, or To lay violent hands on one's self, to injure one's self; specif., to commit suicide. To lay heads together, to consult. To lay hold of, or To lay hold on, to seize; to catch. To lay in, to store; to provide. To lay it on, to apply without stint. --Shak. To lay it on thick, to flatter excessively. To lay on, to apply with force; to inflict; as, to lay on blows. To lay on load, to lay on blows; to strike violently. [Obs. or Archaic] To lay one's self out, to strive earnestly. No selfish man will be concerned to lay out himself for the good of his country. --Smalridge. To lay one's self open to, to expose one's self to, as to an accusation. To lay open, to open; to uncover; to expose; to reveal. To lay over, to spread over; to cover. To lay out.

        1. To expend.

        2. To display; to discover.

      3. To plan in detail; to arrange; as, to lay out a garden.

    4. To prepare for burial; as, to lay out a corpse.

    5. To exert; as, to lay out all one's strength. To lay siege to.

      1. To besiege; to encompass with an army.

      2. To beset pertinaciously. To lay the course (Naut.), to sail toward the port intended without jibing. To lay the land (Naut.), to cause it to disappear below the horizon, by sailing away from it. To lay to

        1. To charge upon; to impute.

        2. To apply with vigor.

      3. To attack or harass. [Obs.]

      4. (Naut.) To check the motion of (a vessel) and cause it to be stationary. To lay to heart, to feel deeply; to consider earnestly. To lay under, to subject to; as, to lay under obligation or restraint. To lay unto.

        1. Same as To lay to (above).

        2. To put before. --Hos. xi. 4. To lay up.

          1. To store; to reposit for future use.

          2. To confine; to disable.

        3. To dismantle, and retire from active service, as a ship.

          To lay wait for, to lie in ambush for.

          To lay waste, to destroy; to make desolate; as, to lay waste the land.

          Syn: See Put, v. t., and the Note under 4th Lie.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

past tense and past participle of lay (v.). Laid-up "injured, sick," originally was a nautical term (1769) describing a ship moored in harbor. Laid off "temporarily unemployed" is from 1916. Get laid "have sex" (with someone) attested from 1952, U.S. slang. Laid-back "relaxed" is first attested 1973, perhaps in reference to the posture of highway motorcyclists. Laid up "incapacitated" originally was of ships.

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

  2. (en-pastlay)


adj. set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern" [syn: set]

  1. adj. concerning those not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"; "the choir sings both sacred and secular music" [syn: laic, secular]

  2. not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"

  3. [also: laid]

  1. n. a narrative song with a recurrent refrain [syn: ballad]

  2. a narrative poem of popular origin [syn: ballad]

  3. [also: laid]

  1. v. 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" [syn: put, set, place, pose, position]

  2. put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed" [syn: put down, repose]

  3. prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

  4. lay eggs; "This hen doesn't lay"

  5. impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone"

  6. [also: laid]

  1. See lie

  2. [also: laid]


See lay

Laid (album)

Laid is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band James. It was released on 5 October 1993. It was the first of several collaborations between the group and Brian Eno, who produced all but one of the album's tracks – in Stuart Maconie's authorised biography of the group, Folklore, they admitted that Eno didn't like the song "One of the Three" so they recorded it when he took a day off. The sessions also resulted in the experimental Wah Wah album.

Laid (song)

"Laid" is the title song from Manchester alternative rock band James' 1993 album Laid. Emotionally evocative and featuring the risqué lyrics "This bed is on fire with passionate love, the neighbours complain about the noises above, but she only comes when she's on top", it quickly gained popularity on American college radio and remains the group's best-known song in the USA. The American release of its music video would, however, go on to replace the ending of its opening lyrics with "she only sings when she's on top" (although Tim Booth is seen to lip-sync the original line, and is accompanied by a subtitle reading "hums"). Today, a number of alternative rock stations, including Boston's RadioBDC, WBOS, Maryland's WRNR-FM, Chicago's WXRT and Philadelphia's WRFF will play "Laid" with the original controversial line.

While the song did chart on the Billboard Hot 100, its initial peak was #61. It made it on to the chart thanks to its cult status as a popular college song, which is what helped it to peak at #3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song was much more successful in the band's native United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 25, becoming another Top 40 hit for the band before it was released in the United States.

Laid (company)

LAID AS or simply Laid is based in Oslo, Norway. It is the first and only Norwegian company to design and manufacture sex toys. It was founded by Industrial Designer Line Iren Andersen and Business Graduate Karianne Rønning in 2007. The company was formed on the basis of Andersen’s Master’s degree project in Industrial Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where she designed a sex toy set for couples. The fundamental thought in Andersen’s designs and following vision for the company, is to let form and design overcome the taboos that hinder the availability and purchase of sex toys. The company was formally registered in 2009 and introduced its first products in 2010. Its visual identity and communication has been developed by Skin Designstudio Through this successful collaboration Laid has received the Norwegian Design Council’s Award for Design Excellence (2010) and won Silver at the European Design Awards (2010) for its packaging, as well as Red Dot Design Award for Communication. The Laid product range includes several products for both men and women.


Laid may refer to:

Laid (TV series)

Laid is an Australian television comedy series that first aired on 9 February 2011 on ABC1. The twelve episode comedy series was written by Marieke Hardy and Kirsty Fisher, and produced by Liz Watts.

Laid was renewed for a second series which aired from 2 May to 6 June 2012, but was not renewed for a third season, following an announcement made on 18 December 2012 on the show's official Facebook page.

Usage examples of "laid".

With a sob he laid his head on my shoulder and cried like a wearied child, whilst he shook with emotion.

When I had dressed myself I went into the room where we had supped, and found a cold breakfast laid out, with coffee kept hot by the pot being placed on the hearth.

I laid down the razor, turning as I did so half round to look for some sticking plaster.

He grew excited as he spoke, and walked about the room pulling his great white moustache and grasping anything on which he laid his hands as though he would crush it by main strength.

To be sure, there were certain small evidences, such as that my clothes were folded and laid by in a manner which was not my habit.

The great box was in the same place, close against the wall, but the lid was laid on it, not fastened down, but with the nails ready in their places to be hammered home.

I knew I must reach the body for the key, so I raised the lid, and laid it back against the wall.

He pointed to a stone at our feet which had been laid down as a slab, on which the seat was rested, close to the edge of the cliff.

What he desires is to absorb as many lives as he can, and he has laid himself out to achieve it in a cumulative way.

The poor fellow was laid to rest near our seat so that we stood on it, when the time came and saw everything.

Van Helsing took some things from his bag and laid them on a little table out of sight.

They lifted off the body of my dear mother, and laid her, covered up with a sheet, on the bed after I had got up.

We took Lucy into another room, which had by now been prepared, and laid her in bed and forced a few drops of brandy down her throat.

Here was a poor girl putting aside the terrors which she naturally had of death to go watch alone by the bier of the mistress whom she loved, so that the poor clay might not be lonely till laid to eternal rest.

It was most probable that it was because I had laid over the clamps of those doors garlic, which the UnDead cannot bear, and other things which they shun.