The Collaborative Dictionary
Waylay \Way"lay`\ (?; 277), v.
t. [imp. & p. p. Waylaid
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [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. [1913 Webster] Falstaff, Bardolph,
Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those men that we have already
waylaid. --Shak. [1913 Webster] She often contrived to waylay him
in his walks. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
waylay v : wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush
, lie in
] [also: waylaid