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Meaning of WAYLAY

Pronunciation:  wey'ley

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  wait in hiding to attack
 

WAYLAY is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, scupper
 
 See Also: wait

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Way"lay`\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waylaid}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Waylaying}.] [Way + lay.]
To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way;
especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to
seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.

      Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those
      men that we have already waylaid.        --Shak.

      She often contrived to waylay him in his walks. --Sir
                                               W. Scott.

 

 

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