Definitions

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

Etymologies

From out- +‎ lay. (Wiktionary)

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