or re·lay


verb (used with object), re-laid, re-lay·ing.

to lay again.

Nearby words

  1. re-hear,
  2. re-ignite,
  3. re-import,
  4. re-inter,
  5. re-laid,
  6. re-lease,
  7. re-mark,
  8. re-offer,
  9. re-pose,
  10. re-present

Origin of re-lay

First recorded in 1580–90; re- + lay1

Can be confusedre-lay relay Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for re-lay



"to lay again," 1590s, from re- + lay (v.). Related: Re-laid; re-laying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper