off-lying

adjective

1
: situated off the shore
off-lying islands
or off the main part
off-lying apartment for servants
2
: outlying, remote
off-lying provinces

Word History

Etymology

off entry 1 + lying (after lie off)

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“Off-lying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-lying. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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