outlaid

[out-leyd]
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outlay

[noun out-ley; verb out-ley]
noun
  1. an expending or spending, as of money.
  2. an amount expended; expenditure.
verb (used with object), out·laid, out·lay·ing.
  1. to expend, as money.

Origin of outlay

First recorded in 1545–55; out- + lay1
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Examples from the Web for outlaid

Historical Examples of 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.


British Dictionary definitions for outlaid

outlay

noun (ˈaʊtˌleɪ)
  1. an expenditure of money, effort, etc
verb (ˌaʊtˈleɪ) -lays, -laying or -laid
  1. (tr) to spend (money)
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Word Origin and History for outlaid

outlay

n.

"act or fact of laying out (especially money) or expending," 1798, originally Scottish, from out (adv.) + lay (v.).

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