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mislay

[mis-ley] /mɪsˈleɪ/
verb (used with object), mislaid, mislaying.
1.
to lose temporarily; misplace:
He mislaid his keys.
2.
to lay or place wrongly; arrange or situate improperly:
to mislay linoleum.
Origin of mislay
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English mysse layen. See mis-1, lay1
Related forms
mislayer, noun
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  • And I answer that not a vote has been mislaid or a ballot erased.

    Cordwood Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
  • Perhaps he may have mislaid the little parcel of rice among his baggage.

  • I have examined them, but have mislaid my references to the press-marks.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
  • There was one this morning, for instance, which you might very easily have mislaid.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • I should have written to you immediately, but I had mislaid your letter, which I wished to read again.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • Some letter has been mislaid, or some messenger has been stopped upon the way.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • He may live for many years, but his intellect seems to have been mislaid during his illness.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • She brought her appetite with her, all right, even if she had mislaid her suit case.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for mislaid

mislay

/mɪsˈleɪ/
verb (transitive) -lays, -laying, -laid
1.
to lose (something) temporarily, esp by forgetting where it is
2.
to lay (something) badly
Derived Forms
mislayer, noun
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Word Origin and History for mislaid

mislay

v.

c.1400, from mis- (1) + lay (v.). Related: Mislaid; mislaying.

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