Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Waylaid'
Waylaid Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
v : wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper, bushwhack,
lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]
- Waylay \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
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- A message from space: Dream on
Perhaps that is because you are of an age where inspiration is seldom found outside of nature, where you've already learned most of your life lessons, where your youthful dreams have been waylaid by adult reality and where you are at a place that finds you no longer caring what others think of you but instead are influenced by what you think of them. Read more on this news related to 'Waylaid'
- Soldier killed in NPA ambush
A soldier was killed on Friday after suspected New People’s Army rebels waylaid patrolling soldiers securing a government road project in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. 1Lt. Abel Porto, 27th Infantry Battalion commander, said some 30 NPA guerillas fired at a team of soldiers who were conducting clearing operations on a road project in a hinterland village of Sitio C Read more on this news related to 'Waylaid'
- Inside Target, CEO Gregg Steinhafel Struggles to Contain Giant Cybertheft
MINNEAPOLIS—Executives settled around a square table inside a Target Corp. conference room here earlier this month and munched on store-brand snacks as they chewed over something far less appetizing. Opinion surveys commissioned by the company found that the massive cybertheft that waylaid Target late last year had knocked confidence and trust in the 51-year-old Read more on this news related to 'Waylaid'