Definition of Outlay

1. Noun. The act of spending or disbursing money.




2. Noun. Money paid out; an amount spent.
Exact synonyms: Expenditure, Outgo, Spending
Generic synonyms: Transferred Possession, Transferred Property
Specialized synonyms: Cost, Expense, Transfer Payment
Derivative terms: Expend
Antonyms: Income

Definition of Outlay

1. v. t. To lay out; to spread out; to display.

2. n. A laying out or expending.

Definition of Outlay

1. Noun. A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended. ¹

2. Noun. The spending of money, or an expenditure. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A remote haunt or habitation. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To lay or spread out; expose; display. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To spend, or distribute money. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outlay

1. to pay out [v -LAID, -LAYING, -LAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outlay

outlasted
outlasting
outlasts
outlaugh
outlaughed
outlaughing
outlaughs
outlaw
outlaw(a)
outlaw country
outlawed
outlawing
outlawries
outlawry
outlaws
outlay (current term)
outlaying
outlays
outlead
outleading
outleads
outleaped
outleaping
outleaps
outleapt
outlearn
outlearned
outlearning
outlearns

Literary usage of Outlay

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1. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1882)
"The general result is that on a somewhat higher valuation, the steamers being valued at 2O/. per ton gross, or 3i/. per ton net register, the outlay is also ..."

2. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl Lotus Becker (1909)
"outlay.—The outlay of the state determines its income, for the income is ... Hence primary importance attaches to the outlay which the state makes from year ..."

3. The American Petroleum Industry by Raymond Foss Bacon, William Allen Hamor (1916)
"The gross profit varies directly with the size of the revenue and inversely with the size of the outlay. outlay The outlay may be classified as follows: 1. ..."

4. The True Theory of Rent in Opposition to Mr. Ricardo and Others: Being an by Thomas Perronet Thompson, James Mill (1829)
"The outlay stops at the point where the last addition to it only creates such ail addition to the whole produce, as returns the sum added to the outlay with ..."

5. Principles of Oil and Gas Production by Roswell Hill Johnson, Louis Grow Huntley (1916)
"This gross profit varies directly with the size of the revenue and inversely with the size of the outlay. outlay. — The outlay may be classified as follows: ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The capital outlay on this enormous system cannot l>e estimated, but the British government .... Besides all this, there is a capital account of outlay from ..."

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