Definition of well-laid in English:

well-laid

adjective

  • 1Firmly or skilfully laid.

  • 2With adverbs in uses corresponding to phrasal verbs at "lay", especially in "well-laid-out".

  • 3Of a plan, scheme, etc.: formulated carefully or meticulously.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. From well + laid, past participle of lay.

Pronunciation

well-laid

/ˌwɛlˈleɪd/