lay-by

noun
\ ˈlā-ˌbī \

Definition of lay-by 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 British : turnout sense 2b

2 : the final operation (such as a last cultivating) in the growing of a field crop

lay by

verb

Definition of lay by (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to lay aside : discard

2 : to store for future use : save

3 : to cultivate (a crop, such as corn) for the last time

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Examples of lay-by in a Sentence

Verb

a politician who had laid by his principles years ago ever since the last hurricane caught them unprepared, they have laid by emergency supplies

First Known Use of lay-by

Noun

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lay-by was in the 15th century

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lay-by

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lay-by

: an area next to a road where vehicles can stop

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