outlay [o̵ut′lā′; for v. o̵ut lā′, o̵ut′lā′]
Outlay is what's been used up or spent.noun
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- An example of outlay is the energy used while digging a hole.
- An example of outlay is the amount of money spent on your daughter's prom.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a spending (of money, energy, etc.)
- money, etc. spent
transitive verb outlaid, outlaying
to spend (money)
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transitive verb out·laid
- The spending or disbursement of money: the weekly outlay on groceries.
- An amount spent; an expenditure: “huge new outlays for the military” (New York Times).
To spend or disburse (money).