verb (used with object), out·laid, out·lay·ing.
Examples from the Web for outlay
His idea was all right, only that he couldn't get over the idea that he must have a big percentage on his outlay, in rents.Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy|George W. Peck
The rapid economic expansion of recent years has involved the outlay of huge sums of new capital.The American Empire|Scott Nearing
He fell ill and went away—and in a day all the results of his labours and outlay were flat on the ground.The Market-Place|Harold Frederic
It is expensive in its first outlay and it demands constantly the greatest care and the highest skill.The Amateur Garden|George W. Cable
It would require an outlay beyond the resources of our own circle; others cannot be approached in this matter.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman