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See definition of lay by on Dictionary.com
  • as inlay off
  • as inlay up/lay by
  • as input away/put aside/put by
  • as inrest
  • as inspell

synonyms for lay by

  • cease
  • desist
  • end
  • give a rest
  • halt
  • leave alone
  • leave off
  • let up
  • lie by
  • quit
  • rest
  • spell
  • breathe
  • lean
  • lie down
  • relax
  • sit down
  • stretch out
  • doze
  • dream
  • drowse
  • idle
  • laze
  • loaf
  • loll
  • lounge
  • nap
  • nod
  • recline
  • repose
  • slack
  • slacken
  • slumber
  • snooze
  • spell
  • unbend
  • unlax
  • unwind
  • be at ease
  • be comfortable
  • compose oneself
  • ease off
  • ease up
  • let down
  • let up
  • lie by
  • lie still
  • put feet up
  • refresh oneself
  • slack off
  • take a break
  • take a nap
  • take five
  • take it easy
  • take life easy
  • take ten
  • take time out
  • wind down

antonyms for lay by

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  • begin
  • start
  • do
  • energize
  • activate
  • carry out
  • move
  • stand
  • walk
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How to use lay by in a sentence

A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
This road ran north and south, and nearly in front of where he lay another road entered it, coming in from the west.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
At last he lay upon the floor, while around her, Mrs. Merley and the other girl begged and beseeched.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LAY BY

  • deposit
  • keep
  • lay aside
  • lay away
  • lay by
  • lay in
  • put out of the way
  • reserve cache
  • salt away
  • save
  • set aside
  • squirrel away
  • stockpile
  • store
  • store away
  • stow away
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.