Definition of downlying



  1. 1 now dialectal, England :  the time or act of going to bed :  time of repose

  2. 2 less commonly downligging [downligging from 2down + ligging, from gerund of lig] chiefly Scottish :  lying-in

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Origin and Etymology of downlying

2down + lying, from gerund of lie

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