[noun out-ley; verb out-ley]
an expending or spending, as of money.
an amount expended; expenditure.
verb (used with object), out·laid, out·lay·ing.
Origin of outlay
First recorded in 1545–55; out-
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Related Words for outlayinguse
Examples from the Web for outlaying
Historical Examples of outlaying
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.
As the returning men entered the outlaying streets the little town was found to be anything but a quiet community.
British Dictionary definitions for outlaying
an expenditure of money, effort, etc
verb (ˌaʊtˈleɪ) -lays, -laying or -laid
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Word Origin and History for outlaying
"act or fact of laying out (especially money) or expending," 1798, originally Scottish, from out (adv.) + lay (v.).
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