Definition of "laid-off" []

  • To suspend (workers) from employment with the intention of re-employing them at a later date (verb)
  • To leave (a person, thing, or activity) alone (verb)
  • To mark off the boundaries of (verb)
  • To pass or deflect (the ball) to a team-mate, esp one in a more advantageous position (verb)
  • The act of suspending employees (noun)
  • A period of imposed unemployment (noun)
  • Bet with another bookmaker to reduce risk. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Made unemployed or redundant. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of lay off. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "laid-off" in a sentence
  • "Several large car plants have recently laid-off thousands, while some of those layoffs led to early retirements, others claimed settlements."
  • "Under a program Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled on Wednesday, the city wants to invest $45 million in government money to retrain investment bankers, traders and others who have lost jobs on Wall Street, as well as provide seed capital and office space for new businesses those laid-off bankers might create."
  • "Interviews with more than two dozen laid-off professionals across the country, including architects, former sales managers and executives who have taken on lower-paying, stop-gap jobs to help make ends meet, found that they were working for places like U.P.S., a Verizon Wireless call center and a liquor store."