- simple past tense and past participle of outlay.
[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 outlaid
In the Oxford school, they will be called simply Inlaid and Outlaid.
The amphibious habit of this race is to me of more importance than its outlaid structure.
- an expenditure of money, effort, etc
- (tr) to spend (money)
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Word Origin and History for outlaid
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