laid

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laid

  1. simple past tense and past participle of lay

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laid (not comparable)

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

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From Middle French laid (hideous, ugly), from Old French laid, leid (unpleasant, horrible, odious), 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.

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

  1. physically ugly
  2. morally corrupt

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Etymology[edit]

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

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laid m (feminine laie, masculine plural laids, feminine plural laies)

  1. ugly
    • Bouonne femme n'est janmais laie.
      "A nice woman is never ugly."
    • Janmais vaque n'a trouvé san vieau laid.
      "A cow never found her calf ugly."

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Old French lait (feminine laide).

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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.