lay-by
noun Date: 1939 1. British turnout 4b 2. the final operation (as a last cultivating) in the growing of a field crop

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  • lay-by — /lay buy /, n. 1. Brit. (on a road or railroad) a place beside the main road or track where vehicles may wait. 2. Naut. a mooring place in a narrow river or canal, formed to one side so as to leave the channel free. [1795 1805; n. use of v.… …   Universalium

  • lay-by — plural lay bys n BrE a space next to a road where vehicles can stop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay-by — lay ,by noun 1. ) count BRITISH an area provided by the side of a road where vehicles can stop for a short period of time 2. ) uncount AUSTRALIAN the layaway method of buying goods from a store …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lay by — index deposit (submit to a bank), hoard Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lay-by — noun (BrE) VERB + LAY BY ▪ pull into PREPOSITION ▪ in a/the lay by ▪ I was parked in a lay by, having a nap …   Collocations dictionary

  • lay-by — noun /ˈleɪ.baɪ/ a) A paved area at the side of a highway designated for drivers to stop in, for emergency parking, or where vehicles can wait, with larger lay bys possibly having facilities like food vendors or public telephones. 1930: Avail… …   Wiktionary

  • lay by — verb a) To put away for future use; put aside; store; save; hoard; to build up as savings. He had managed to lay by money for college through his years as a paperboy. b) (of a sailing vessel) To remain …   Wiktionary

  • lay by — Synonyms and related words: abandon, adjourn, aestivate, arrange for, assign, cede, conserve, continue, decree, defer, define, delay, drag out, extend, forearm, give up, hand over, hang fire, hang up, have nothing on, head to wind, hibernate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lay by — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. hoard, put aside, build up savings; see save 3 , store 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To reserve for the future: keep, lay aside, lay away, lay in, lay up, put by, salt away, save (up), set by. See KEEP, SAVE …   English dictionary for students

  • lay by — transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to lay aside ; discard 2. to store for future use ; save 3. to cultivate (as corn) for the last time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lay by — {v.} To save, especially a little at a time. * /The students laid a little money by every week till they had enough for a trip to Florida./ * /The farmer laid by some of his best corn to use the next year for seed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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