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. 34).
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.
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How to use layout in a sentence
Specifically, how fast it loads, how soon it becomes interactive, and how stable the layout is.
Chips that use its code and its layouts are in everything from factory equipment to home electronics.Nvidia is buying SoftBank’s Arm chip division in biggest semiconductor deal ever | Claire Zillman, reporter | September 14, 2020 | Fortune
This is done by analyzing the users and then creating logos and even designing complete layouts for a website after checking the relevance of different objects to be created with the help of their cognitive abilities.Transforming advertisement and graphic design through AI | Shree Das | September 8, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
These AI-powered systems possess also the ability to categorize the website into a specific category and then choose suitable color combinations, backgrounds, font styles, and the overall layout of the websites.Transforming advertisement and graphic design through AI | Shree Das | September 8, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Other partner companies could include global consulting firms, specialists in human resources and diversity and inclusion, even designers who are thinking about the future role and physical layout of the office.
They also take up a ton of room and might screw with an office layout.Work Like Churchill-Ditch Your Office Chair and Embrace the Standing Desk | Gregory Ferenstein | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Marlow Stern | March 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Miranda Green | September 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Met ended up with throngs packing into an exhibition whose layout had been designed for much smaller numbers.
But this is more, this comes closer, to the appearance, the layout, and the ease.
So when she clears up a little along towards noon, these three takes a packadero layout an' starts, presumable for Medicine Lodge.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
An' I'm here t' declare that it's plumb foolish t' mix things with that layout till we can see t' shoot tolerable straight.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He still had only the haziest idea of the layout of the ship.The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
During his weeks of freedom Larry had unconsciously studied the layout of the neighborhood, his old instincts at work.Children of the Whirlwind | Leroy Scott
There has been a suggestion that this book may have been self-published; the style and layout are not necessarily consistent.'A Comedy of Errors' in Seven Acts | Spokeshave (AKA Old Fogy)
British Dictionary definitions for lay out
to arrange or spread out
to prepare (a corpse) for burial or cremation
to plan or contrive
informal to spend (money), esp lavishly
informal to knock unconscious
informal to exert (oneself) or put (oneself) to an effort: he laid himself out to please us
the arrangement or plan of something, such as a building
the arrangement of written material, photographs, or other artwork on an advertisement or page in a book, newspaper, etc
a preliminary plan indicating this
a drawing showing the relative disposition of parts in a machine, etc
the act of laying out
something laid out
the formation of cards on the table in various games, esp in patience
informal, mainly US a residence or establishment, esp a large one
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with layout
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]
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