Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The spending or disbursement of money.
  • noun An amount spent; an expenditure.
  • transitive verb To spend or disburse (money).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To lay or spread out; expose; display.
  • noun A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended; expenditure: as, that mansion has been built at a great outlay.
  • noun A remote haunt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A laying out or expending.
  • noun That which is expended; expenditure.
  • noun obsolete An outlying haunt.
  • transitive verb rare To lay out; to spread out; to display.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended.
  • noun The spending of money, or an expenditure.
  • noun archaic A remote haunt or habitation.
  • verb transitive To lay or spread out; expose; display.
  • verb transitive To spend, or distribute money.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun money paid out; an amount spent
  • noun the act of spending or disbursing money

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From out- +‎ lay.

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  • Pig-latin for lout.

    November 21, 2008