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outlaid

[ out-leyd ]
/ ˌaʊtˈleɪd /
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verb

simple past tense and past participle of outlay.

RELATED WORDS

use, waste, consume, give, invest, contribute, expend, employ, settle, concentrate, allocate, drop, donate, distribute, dispense, disburse, dissipate, blow, exhaust, confer

Nearby words

outhouse, outie, outing, outing flannel, outjockey, outlaid, outland, outlander, outlandish, outlast, outlaw

Definition for outlaid (2 of 2)

outlay

[ noun out-ley; verb out-ley ]
/ noun ˈaʊtˌleɪ; verb ˌaʊtˈleɪ /

noun

an expending or spending, as of money.
an amount expended; expenditure.

verb (used with object), out·laid, out·lay·ing.

to expend, as money.

Origin of outlay

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

  • In the Oxford school, they will be called simply Inlaid and Outlaid.

    Proserpina, Volume 1|John Ruskin
  • The amphibious habit of this race is to me of more importance than its outlaid structure.

British Dictionary definitions for outlaid

outlay


noun (ˈaʊtˌleɪ)

an expenditure of money, effort, etc

verb (ˌaʊtˈleɪ) -lays, -laying or -laid

(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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