5 letter words starting with lay

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Definition of layby

layby (noun)

  1. A paved area at the side of a highway designated for drivers to stop in, for emergency parking, or where vehicles can wait, with larger lay-bys possibly having facilities like food vendors or public telephones.
  2. A railroad siding; a second, short railroad track just to the side of a railroad track, connected with the main track by a switch and used for unloading, bypassing, etc.
  3. A widened section of a narrow river or canal, formed to one side so as to leave the channel free, for mooring of vessels, where vessels can lay over or allow others to pass.
  4. A method of retail purchase in which the selected goods are set aside and the customer pays for them in instalments, receiving them when fully paid; layaway.

Definition of layer

layer (noun)

  1. A single thickness of some material covering a surface.
  2. A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.
  3. One of the items in a hierarchy.
  4. (by analogy to a stack of transparencies) one in a stack of (initially transparent) drawing surfaces that comprise an image; used to keep elements of an image separate so that they can be modified independently from one another.

layer (verb)

  1. To cut or divide (something) into layers
  2. To arrange (something) in layers.

layer (noun)

  1. A person who lays things, such as tiles.
  2. A mature female bird, insect, etc. that is able to lay eggs.
  3. A hen kept to lay eggs.
  4. A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.

Definition of layup

layup (noun)

  1. A close-range shot in which the shooter banks the ball off the backboard from a few feet away.
  2. A relatively easy task.
  3. The state of being laid up.
  4. A track used to store train cars.
  5. A train car sitting in storage (laid up), often overnight.
  6. The process of applying alternate layers of a material and a binding agent to form a composite material.