layout

[ ley-out ]
/ ˈleɪˌaʊt /

noun

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Origin of layout

1840–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay out
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British Dictionary definitions for layout

lay out

verb (tr, adverb)

noun layout

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Idioms and Phrases with layout

lay out

1

Make a detailed plan, design, or explanation, as in They laid out the exact dimensions in order to construct the new display, or Robert laid out next year's plans for his staff. [Mid-1700s]

2

Prepare a dead body for burial, as in He died that morning and was laid out for the wake by afternoon. [Late 1500s]

3

Rebuke harshly, as in She laid me out for breaking the vase. [Slang; late 1800s]

4

Knock unconscious or to the ground, render helpless, as in He laid him out with one good punch. [Late 1800s]

5

Expend, spend, as in She laid out a fortune on jewelry. [Mid-1400s]

6

Display or arrange, especially in a particular order, as in He asked her to lay out the merchandise in an attractive way. [Mid-1400s]

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