[noun out-ley; verb out-ley]
- an expending or spending, as of money.
- an amount expended; expenditure.
- to expend, as money.
Origin of outlay
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Examples from the Web for outlaying
It may be so; but Julian was an outlaying striker of venison, and made many a far cast when he had a fair doe in chase.The Abbot
Sir Walter Scott
As the returning men entered the outlaying streets the little town was found to be anything but a quiet community.The Young Engineers in Arizona
H. Irving Hancock
- an expenditure of money, effort, etc
- (tr) to spend (money)
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Word Origin and History for outlaying
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