Definition of Lay out

1. Verb. Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line. "Lay out the arguments"

Exact synonyms: Array, Range, Set Out
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Specialized synonyms: Compart
Derivative terms: Array



2. Verb. Get ready for a particular purpose or event. "Lay out the tools for the surgery"
Exact synonyms: Set, Set Up
Generic synonyms: Fix, Gear Up, Prepare, Ready, Set, Set Up
Derivative terms: Set, Setting

3. Verb. Spend or invest. "He laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit"
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend

4. Verb. Bring forward and present to the mind. "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
Exact synonyms: Present, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Argue, Reason, Argue, Indicate, Spin
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Presentation, Representation

5. Verb. Provide a detailed plan or design. "She laid out her plans for the new house"
Generic synonyms: Plan
Specialized synonyms: Block Out, Loft
Derivative terms: Layout

Definition of Lay out

1. Verb. to expend ¹

2. Verb. to arrange in a certain way ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to concoct; think up ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lay Out

lay down the marker
lay eyes on
lay figure
lay hands on
lay hold of
lay in
lay into
lay it on thick
lay low
lay of the land
lay off
lay on
lay on the line
lay one's cards on the table
lay open
lay out (current term)
lay over
lay person
lay preacher
lay preachers
lay reader
lay readers
lay rubber
lay siege
lay speaker
lay speakers
lay the groundwork
lay the smack down
lay to rest

Literary usage of Lay out

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1. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"This they directed the selectmen to lay out; they did not merely reserve the ... I have already observed, that the town could not lay out a street by its ..."

2. Collections by CT Historical Society (1908)
"... shall have arod also the town voted that the Committe that was Chosen to lay out,the second divisions wants of homesteads and mende- ments shall lay out ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"We lay out of view in this case, as in the Adams Case, the receipts which they gave, under protest, in order to regain possession of their vouchers. ..."

4. Public and Local Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan by Michigan (1845)
"Pour years are hereby granted the above named commissioners to lay out and open said road. Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after ..."

5. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster (1890)
"Thia they directed the selectmen to lay out; they did not merely reserve the ... I have already observed, that the town could not lay out a street by its ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1906)
"To lay out a Connection in a Mine. — Here the problem is to determine the bearing (or azimuth) and the vertical angle and the distance to run from point A ..."

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