laying definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of lay.
  • noun:
    • The act of one whom, or what, lays.
    • The act or amount of laying eggs; the eggs laid for starters incubation; a clutch.
    • the initial layer on laths of plasterer's two-coat work.
    • The work of 1 who or whatever lays; the work of depositing or falling, as eggs: stated of birds, etc.
    • the amount of eggs set, because by a flock of hens in a single day or any other duration.
    • In rope-making, the twisting of three or higher yarns together to create a-strand, or of three strands to form a rope.
    • In plaster-work, the very first layer on lathing of two-coat work, the outer lining that is usually roughed by sweeping it with a broom.
    • producing eggs (especially in birds)

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