- an arrangement or plan: We objected to the layout of the house.
- the act of laying or spreading out.
- a plan or sketch, as of an advertisement or a page of a newspaper or magazine, indicating the arrangement and relationship of the parts, as of type and artwork.
- (in advertising, publishing, etc.) the technique, process, or occupation of making layouts.
- Journalism. spread(def 33).
- Informal. a place, as of residence or business, and the features that go with it; a setup: a fancy layout with a swimming pool and a tennis court.
- Informal. a display or spread, as of dishes at a meal.
- a collection or set of tools, implements, or the like.
- Cards. an arrangement of cards dealt according to a given pattern, as in solitaire.
- Diving, Gymnastics. a body position in which one is fully extended and arched backward, with the legs together and straight, the head thrown back, and the arms extended sideways.Compare pike7, tuck1(def 13).
Origin of layout
1840–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay out
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Examples from the Web for layout
Once we like the story, then we break it down into individual shots and layout, then we shoot the boy and render it all out.Jon Favreau On the Food Porn-y ‘Chef,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ and Why He Left the ‘Iron Man’ Franchise
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There were times when they would bring me up there and I would try the layout out.Grid Alternatives Combats Poverty by Installing Solar Arrays on Roofs of Low-Income Households
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But this is more, this comes closer, to the appearance, the layout, and the ease.My First Time With the iPad
April 8, 2010
This layout is not as convenient as that shown in Figure 43, but is less expensive.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
He still had only the haziest idea of the layout of the ship.The Status Civilization
That was my dope on the subject too, after I'd seen the layout of her first skirmish.Torchy, Private Sec.
The idea was to get inside and see the layout—spot the office, the file cabinets.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
I cast around the thicket with my sense of perception and caught the layout.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
Word Origin and History for layout
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper