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layover

[ ley-oh-ver ]
/ ˈleɪˌoʊ vər /
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noun
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Origin of layover

1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay over
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British Dictionary definitions for layover

lay over
/ US and Canadian /

verb (adverb)
(tr) to postpone for future action
(intr) to make a temporary stop in a journey
noun layover
a break in a journey, esp in waiting for a connection
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with layover

lay over

1

Postpone, as in This issue will have to be laid over until our next meeting. [Late 1800s]

2

Make a stop in the course of a journey, as in They had to lay over for two days in New Delhi until the next flight to Katmandu. This sense gave rise to the noun lay-over for such a stopover. [Late 1800s]

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