layover

noun lay·over \ ˈlā-ˌō-vər \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of layover

Examples of layover in a Sentence

  1. our flight from New York to San Francisco made a layover in Chicago

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First Known Use of layover

1873

layover Synonyms

Synonyms
stop, stopover
Related Words
break, pause, rest

lay over

verb

Definition of lay over

transitive verb
intransitive verb
: to make a stopover

Examples of lay over in a Sentence

  1. we'll have to lay over a discussion of the issue until the next meeting

First Known Use of lay over

1838

lay over Synonyms

Synonyms
defer, delay, hold off (on), hold over, hold up, postpone, put off, put over, remit, shelve
Related Words
suspend; hesitate, pause, stay; detain, retard, slow; extend, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch (out); wait
Near Antonyms
act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)

LAYOVER Defined for English Language Learners

layover

noun

Definition of layover for English Language Learners

  • : a period of time when you are not traveling in the middle of a journey



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