Definition of lay aside
1 : to place (something) to one side She laid aside the book she had been reading and turned on the TV. —often used figuratively Plans for a new school have been laid aside. We need to lay our differences aside so that we can learn to work together.
2 : to keep (something) for special or future use : to reserve or save (something) She has been able to lay aside a few dollars each week.
Word by Word Definitions
: to beat or strike down with force
: to put or set down
: to place for rest or sleep
: covert, lair
: something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)
: line of action : plan
: past tense oflie
: a simple narrative poem : ballad
: melody, song
: to or toward the side
: away from others or into privacy
: out of the way especially for future use : away
: an utterance not meant to be heard by someone
: an actor's speech heard by the audience but supposedly not by other characters
: a comment or discussion that does not relate directly to the main subject being discussed : digression
: beyond, past
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