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lay·man

 (lā′mən)
n.
1. One who is not a cleric.
2. One who is a nonprofessional in a given field. technical language that is hard for the layman to understand. See Usage Note at man.
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layman

(ˈleɪmən)
n, pl -men
1. a man who is not a member of the clergy
2. a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject: science for the layman.
Gender-neutral form: layperson
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lay•man

(ˈleɪ mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who is not a member of the clergy.
2. a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.
[1150–1200]
usage: See -man.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.layman - someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
laity, temporalty - in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
lay reader - a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

layman

noun nonprofessional, amateur, outsider, lay person, non-expert, nonspecialist There are basically two types, called, in layman's terms, blue and white asbestos.
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Translations
عِلْماني
laik
lægmand
maallikko
laikus
leikmaîur
laik
laikamatér
rahip sınıfından olmayan kimseuğraş dışı kimse

layman

[ˈleɪmən] N (laymen (pl))
1. (Rel) → seglar mf, lego/a m/f
2. (fig) → profano(a) m/f, lego(a) m/f
in layman's termspara entendernos, para los profanos en la materia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

layman

[ˈleɪmən] n
(= non-expert) → profane m
in layman's terms → en langage de tous les jours, en termes profanes
(= non-ordained church member) → laïque m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

layman

[ˈleɪmən] n (-men (pl)) (Rel) → laico (fig) (non-professional) → profano
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lay3

(lei) adjective
1. not a member of the clergy. lay preachers.
2. not an expert or a professional (in a particular subject). Doctors tend to use words that lay people don't understand.
ˈlayman noun
a lay person.
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