Definition of Laid-off

1. Adjective. Having lost your job.

Exact synonyms: Discharged, Dismissed, Fired, Pink-slipped
Similar to: Unemployed



Definition of Laid-off

1. Adjective. (context: of a bet or an amount of money) Bet with another bookmaker to reduce risk. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an employee) Made unemployed or redundant. ¹

3. Verb. (past of lay off) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laid-off

laicising
laicism
laicisms
laicistic
laicities
laicity
laicization
laicizations
laicize
laicized
laicizes
laicizing
laics
laid
laid-back
laid-off (current term)
laid back
laid bare
laid down
laid low(p)
laid off
laid out
laid over
laid paper
laid ropes
laid siege
laid to rest
laid up
laid up(p)
laid waste

Literary usage of Laid-off

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1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... laid off into five separate districts; Queen Anne's (Bounty shall be divided and laid off into three separate districts; Worcester County shall be ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"(he lots "from 141 to 165 inclusive, but the whole of which lay within the French lick réservation, as laid off by the commissioners about t lie year 1784. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"The town is laid off in the northeast angle formed by the junction of ... No lots were ever laid off in this bottom land, save between B, C, ..."

4. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Benjamin Perley Poore, United States Congress. Senate (1878)
"divided and laid off into four separate districts; Somerset County shall be divided and laid off into three separate districts; Dorchester County shall be ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Hia me t hex! was as follows: The radius of the quadrant laid off from o° gave the ... This arc bisected ana the half laid off from 60° gave the point 90°. ..."

6. The American's Guide: Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the (1843)
"... Calvert county shall be divided and In'l Dir into three separate districts; Charles county shall be divided rad laid off into four separate districts; ..."

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