outlay

[noun out-ley; verb out-ley]

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.

Nearby words

  1. outlandish,
  2. outlast,
  3. outlaw,
  4. outlaw strike,
  5. outlawry,
  6. outleap,
  7. outlet,
  8. outlier,
  9. outline,
  10. outline font

Origin of outlay

First recorded in 1545–55; out- + lay1

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British Dictionary definitions for outlay

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 outlay

outlay

n.

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

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