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 outlaying

  • As the returning men entered the outlaying streets the little town was found to be anything but a quiet community.

  • It may be so; but Julian was an outlaying striker of venison, and made many a far cast when he had a fair doe in chase.

    The Abbot|Sir Walter Scott

British Dictionary definitions for outlaying

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 outlaying

outlay


n.

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

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