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See also: layby and lay-by




lay by (plural lay bys)

  1. Alternative form of lay-by


lay by (third-person singular simple present lays by, present participle laying by, simple past and past participle laid by)

  1. To put away for future use; save; to build up as savings.
    He had managed to lay by money for college through his years as a paperboy.
    Synonyms: put aside, store, save, hoard
  2. (nautical) (of a sailing vessel) To remain stationary while heading into the wind; to come to a standstill; heave to; lay to.
  3. (Southern US, Midland US) To tend (a crop) for the last time, leaving it to mature without further cultivation.