from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The spending or disbursement of money: the weekly outlay on groceries.
- n. An amount spent; an expenditure: "huge new outlays for the military” ( New York Times).
- transitive v. To spend or disburse (money).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended.
- n. The spending of money, or an expenditure.
- n. A remote haunt or habitation.
- v. To lay or spread out; expose; display.
- v. To spend, or distribute money.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lay out; to spread out; to display.
- n. A laying out or expending.
- n. That which is expended; expenditure.
- n. An outlying haunt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lay or spread out; expose; display.
- n. A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended; expenditure: as, that mansion has been built at a great outlay.
- n. A remote haunt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. money paid out; an amount spent
- n. the act of spending or disbursing money
From out- + lay. (Wiktionary)