from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short stop or break in a journey, usually imposed by scheduling requirements.
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- n. A pause in a journey.
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- n. a brief stay in the course of a journey
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At least my layover is a longish one; even if my take-off is delayed, I probably won't miss my connecting flight (knock on wood).
The layover is short and the overall travel time is only about 16 hours, from Virginia to Beirut...
Our layover was a day in Paris – what a great place!
Whether it's alcohol, all the Xanax you took, the Ambien someone told you was a good idea or the fact that you're just plain tired, going to sleep on a layover is a bad, bad idea.
I have (had, he-he, had!) a ten minute "layover" and usually bought an orange juice and a muffin at the 24-hour McDonalds situated in Dundas West station.
We would thoroughly recommend a 'layover' on a long trip such as we had.
They recovered everything from simple paper matches to a "layover" that consisted of matches balanced on a single cigarette to more elaborate devices made up of wooden matches grouped around a cigarette and secured with duct tape or a rubber band.
The Tregonnings were en route from New Zealand to India and opted for a long layover at Singapore's Changi International Airport just so they could play.
From there we made a short hop to Clyde River, where we took refuge inside the one-room airport during a brief layover, reading posters about hunting and the importance of avoiding polar bears.
So for my first international assignment ever--a trip to India for a Forbes Asia cover story--I instinctively booked the cheapest hotel I could find, as well as the cheapest flight--a 30-hour transatlantic voyage with a 12-hour layover in London, and on two different airlines.